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Old 02-19-2012, 06:50 PM   #39
Wallysb01
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Originally Posted by aeonsim View Post
Yes as promising as it looks we certainly need some real raw data, a lambda dataset and a Eukaryote would do much to to inspire confidence!

Though as soon as they make MinION preorders available we'll order half a dozen for testing just to get a feel for the data with our organism, and current methods. The minions really are an interesting looking product and have awesome potential as marketing tool that makes a nice profit.

If data from the minions looks good then the primary instrument becomes very tempting assuming a reasonable cost.
It certain looks cool. Sequence a genome in the palm of your hand! Who isn't willing to at least try that? And if it actually works maybe those little vacuum cleaners from GATACA that sequence your DNA in a few seconds will be possible! But really, who's going to get paper print out of such a thing....
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