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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Two new Reproducibility Project: Cancer Biology studies have largely reproduced the original findings, ScienceInsider reports.

DNA fingerprinting could catch some sample mix-ups at pathology labs, the New York Times says.

A Maryland police department has turned to DNA phenotyping to develop a suspect sketch, WJLA reports.

In Cell this week: DNA methylation and T cell exhaustion, longevity in C. elegans, and more.