Wednesday, February 22, 2012

DNA sequencer as a USB key

DNA sequencers are getting smaller and smaller. Check out this one, it is a USB key DNA sequencer from Nanopore.
It is disposable and limited to 1Gbp of sequence, but it has a great potential to introduce DNA sequencing as a home application to hobbyists in the near future. This will definitively increase the number of human genome sequences available for the analysis world-wide, as the 'home genomics' becomes more popular and affordable.
Currently the price of this DNA sequencer is ranging from 500-900 dollars.


Nanopore press release:

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