GameChanger: DNA Sequencer the Size of a Smartphone
September 15, 2015
Researchers in Canada and the U.K. have sequenced and assembled de novo, the first full genome of a living organism using a DNA sequencer that can fit in your pocket. If when you hear the word ‘minion’ you think of those small yellow creatures in the upcoming computer-animated comedy film ‘Minions’, you will be surprised by what you read next…
It could turn out to be a significant scientific leap forward: a team of scientists has used a mobile-phone-sized DNA sequencer called MinION to assemble a complete bacterial genome. Hard to imagine if we consider competing machines that can be as big as closets.
A REVOLUTION IN DNA-BASED DIAGNOSTICS