Sequencing DNA in the Palm of Your Hand – MinION Investigation & @ISS_Research

Principal Investigator Aaron Burton & Deputy Project Manager/Project Engineer Kristen John from NASA_ARES continue to make progress with their investigation involving MinION™, developed by Oxford Nanopore Technologies. This International Space Station Research investigation will help scientists sequence DNA in space. As Aaron Burton states, “The space station and Earth are end members of the gravity continuum [that humans are likely to explore], so if the device works on Earth and in microgravity, then it should work in any environment in between like an asteroid or Mars”.

Read more about this work in the NASA published article entitled, “Sequencing DNA in the Palm of Your Hand” at http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/research/news/biomolecule_sequencer

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