A team of UK scientists have claimed the record for decoding the world's longest DNA sequence.
The scientists produced a DNA read that is about 10,000 times longer than normal, and twice as large as a previous record holder from Australia.
This research has kick-started a competition to sequence an entire chromosome in a single read.
The new holder of the trophy for world's longest DNA read is a team of Nottingham University.
The advance is a technological one - this is about reading the DNA rather than the discovery of a particularly large genome. The DNA used for the long read came from a human.
Source: Radio Pakistan