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
banned from coinbase for life because of... things...
I sent money to a gray market vendor without moving it to a separate wallet first, back in 2017.
I moved $3k of my stock market portfolio into crypto, and bought some spot positions to ride up. Thinking about putting the rest into stablecoins that I stake, I can get a better rate of return than most stock market stuff and no risk (unless you count the risk of simply being in crypto... which at this point I no longer do). The stock market is sketching me out right now.
I have made some good futures plays the past week. Have a couple of longs open that I hope to ride to the stratosphere. I noticed that MIR is near its price floor, hasn't really recovered much at all. With alt season right around the corner, it could be a huge play.