they have chemistry that rivals illumina for accuracy (though not sure if its available to buy yet), but much longer reads. selective sequencing so you can only sequence things you're interested in. you can literally sequence anywhere with v little library prep time. this probably means nothing to anyone reading this but i just found out they are now publically traded and honestly its the first time i've ever wished i could afford to invest in stocks.
oh for sure.imho biotech will be the next big revolution in sciences, but i still don't think we've exhausted all the steam from the information revolution, and new regulatory hurdles may come up since everyone is uncomfortable with the idea of people making GMOs in their basement, heh.
the safe bet would be to invest in a biotech ETF instead of just betting on one corp. slightly less profit potential but also much less risk!
it depends what works best i guess. metagenomics of various types- detecting environmental pathogens, working out whats up with people's digestive systems, all sorts. ONT is the only way to give quick results for that and when you're trying to contain a disease outbreak or find out what antibiotics someone needs to save their life, that is important. blood tests for cancer (or at least types that circulate cell free DNA) and other diagnostics. environmental monitoring.what kind of applications do you think will become most popular?
do you think we're far from these dongle type devices being able to write as well as read? i know there's been some promising research into using DNA for digital data storage...
this makes me wonder what other unexpected possibilities may open up when DNA sequencing becomes affordable and portable enough that a student can do hands-on research in his/her dorm room
Has anyone looked into DeFi protocols yet? I'm honestly thinking about holding most of money in crypto banks as stable coins making possibly double digit interest instead of a normal bank account.
I'd be interested in knowing more about your crypto game @Xorkoth