Assemble the MinIONs
A pocket-sized DNA sequencer powered by a USB connection could bring disease differentiation capabilities to remote locations
Roisin McGuigan |
UK researchers are working on a technology which will potentially be able to offer whole genome sequencing in a tiny palm-top device, with high accuracy. Diagnosing infectious disease in remote areas, especially during outbreaks, is an ongoing challenge for researchers and physicians, and the minION sequencer has the potential to offer sequencing on the go with just a laptop and a sample.
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