This article, originally published March 18, has been updated with information from Oxford Nanopore Technologies that clarifies the beginning of MinIon shipments.

Oxford Nanopore Technologies said that with its platform more than 50 kilobases of sequence can be "easily obtained from single reads," which are limited in length by the size of the input DNA rather than the sequencing system.

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University of California, San Diego, researchers have developed a gene drive to control a fruit-destroying fly.

A new study of a β-thalassemia gene therapy appears promising, according to NPR.

In Nature this week: hair color genes, hybridization between 13-year and 17-year cicadas, and more.

Futurism writes that gene doping could be the next generation of cheating in sports.

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