Adventures with the MinION Part III: Optimizing Protocols and Technology For Success As mentioned in previous posts (found here and here), optimization of this immature technology is one of the major hurdles users face. In order to help others bypass the learning curve, we have laid out some of the problems we’ve faced and [...]
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Adventures with MinION Part I: Understanding ONT's DNA sequencing technology The 50th anniversary of the historic double helix DNA model came three years after the completion of the Human Genome Project (HGP). Providing industrialized methods of DNA sequencing, this project lead the way for the development of Next-Gen sequencing (NGS). The development of high through-put [...]
Adventures with the MinION II: Challenges and Drawbacks to the Novel Technology Oxford Nanopore Technology’s (ONT) MinION has garnered considerable excitement, for good reason. It's suitable for labs on a limited budget, who work with DNA samples in the field, and who need long reads. These are all benefits that you cannot find when using [...]