Monday, 11 August 2014

Minions in Action!

Some of you may recall we received MinION sequencing devices from Oxford Nanopore as beta testers. It's taken a while, but Mike Gillings now has them up and running. Whether they can actually generate useful data is still something we're working out, but in the meantime here are some action photos.

The MinION is the USB device plugged into the laptop

Each dot on the screen represents a protein nanopore through which a DNA molecule is moving and being sequenced. The different colour of the dots indicates how the sequencing is going.

Who doesn't love bar graphs- this one shows the lengths of DNA molecules being sequenced. Some of our read lengths are up to 70,000 bps in size

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