This article has been updated to clarify that John Nelson referred to the processivity of specific exonucleases, not all exonucleases.

Oxford Nanopore Technologies said this week that the firm's detector technology possesses sufficient accuracy and reliability to become part of a commercial DNA sequencer, after company researchers and their partners at the University of Oxford showed they can reliably identify five different DNA building blocks, including methylated cytosine, as they pass through a protein nanopore.

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Consulting company McKinsey says diagnostics companies will have to combine genomic data analysis, electronic medical records, effective reimbursement strategies, and regulatory compliance in order to win.

A new report has found that researchers in Africa are still heavily dependent on funding from organizations in the US, Europe, and China, Nature News says.

An article in The Atlantic argues that the progress being made in science isn't keeping pace with the money and time being spent on research.

In Science this week: a CRISPR screen identifies sideroflexin 1 as a requisite component of one-carbon metabolism, and more.