Line Them Up

At Genomes Unzipped, Luke Jostins gives his thoughts on Oxford Nanopore's GridION platform, which is the basis for all of the company's DNA, protein, and small molecule analysis applications. Jostins says that the machines appear to be bench top-friendly, but also scalable. "The boxes are designed to fit together in standard computing cluster racks, and … connect together via a standard network," he says.

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