Beam the MinIon Up

NASA plans to test out Oxford Nanopore Technologies' MinIon to see whether it's possible to sequence DNA in space. If it is, the agency says that the approach can be applied to study how space affects organisms' DNA, track the health of the crew, and possibly identify DNA-based life from elsewhere in the universe.

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