A team from the US and Singapore has come up with a method for nearly doubling Illumina read lengths using overlapping libraries, producing reads that approach the 500 base pair mark.

The strategy relies on the production of "contiguous" reads from two shorter sequences that overlap by a few dozen bases, in some experiments, or by just a handful of bases in the case of the most well-characterized samples, explained Stephan Schuster, a researcher affiliated with Pennsylvania State University and Singapore's Nanyang Technological University.

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Oxford Nanopore Technologies is looking into dual listings in London and Hong Kong, according to the South China Morning Post.

The New York Times looks into medical research funding in the US and how the grant system might not be funding the best work.

US lawmakers proposed increasing the National Science Foundation budget, including its facilities account, Science reports.

In PNAS this week: effects of gene deletions on bacterial metabolic networks, genetic responses to sea star wasting disease, and more.

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