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A tiny DNA sequencer thats traveled to space and the Antarctic can

A tiny DNA sequencer thats traveled to space and the Antarctic can


An ace in the hole for DNA sequencing

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Oxford Nanopore's Hand-Held DNA Analyzer Has Traveled the World

A researcher loads a collected algae sample into their genetic sequencer, a device small and

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So how do we find it?

Emma Langan running the NanoOK RT sequencing software

Oxford Nanopore's Hand-Held DNA Analyzer Has Traveled the World - MIT Technology Review

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Sequencing DNA in Space

Emma in the RRS Discovery ship lab, loading the Nanopore MinION with DNA for real

Oxford Nanopore's Hand-Held DNA Analyzer Has Traveled the World - MIT Technology Review

Sarah Johnson uses the Oxford Nanopore genetic sequencer to decode the DNA they just collected,

Emma setting up laptops and Nanopore MinION DNA sequencing equipment in lab onboard RRS Discovery ship

While wearing a sterile over suit to prevent contamination, Sarah Johnson collects samples of desiccated

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Oxford Nanopore's Hand-Held DNA Analyzer Has Traveled the World - MIT Technology Review

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Pomerantz et al., provided another interesting example of how portable sequencing technology could play a key role in identifying organisms in the field.

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A central question for Oxford as a business is whether such portable sequencing is widely useful. Privately valued at around $1.5 billion, Oxford introduced ...

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... for return to the author's home lab is a conventional approach to studying genetic diversity on glaciers, but the portability of MinION DNA sequencing ...



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Left: Antarctic sea ice at its winter maximum in September 2012. Right: Sea ice at its minimum on March 3, 2017. New research finds that the dramatic loss ...

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It was highlighted in the NASA Telerobotics symposium for its planetary protection credentials, and as a fast effective way to do the science.


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Oxford Nanopore's Hand-Held DNA Analyzer Has Traveled the World - MIT Technology Review

The cold, vibrant waters of Deep Lake in East Antarctica. Ricardo Cavicchioli (used

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