Sequencing to Go

Mobile DNA sequencing is starting to happen, and though instruments like Oxford Nanopore's MinION are unlikely to obsolesce the big high power instruments anytime soon, portable sequencing and analysis tools are likely to be very useful, Leila Luheshi writes for the PHG Foundation blog.

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