Quinlan receives early access to portable DNA sequencing device

CPHG faculty member, Dr. Aaron Quinlan, is among a select few who have been given early access to the MinION, a portable DNA sequencing device being developed by the U.K. based company Oxford Nanopore Technologies. The device, which is the size of a flash drive and plugs directly into a USB port on a computer, delivers sequence data using nanopore technology. The scientists invited to take part in this program to use the MinION before it is commercially available will haMinIONve the opportunity to test the device and develop applications in their particular research area. Through this open development process, Oxford Nanopore expects there will be rapid improvement in the performance of the MinION, as well as in the applications for using it.