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MinION - $900 usb-powered DNA sequencer on sale this year

If a target molecule is drawn into or upon the nanopore, it disrupts the flow of ions in a characteristic manner which can be detected and interpreted 

At the Advances in Genome Biology and Technology 2012 conference (AGBT), Oxford Nanopore Technologies Ltd. announced it is entering the gene-sequencing battle with a disposable DNA sequencer that will sell for under $900 in the second half of 2012. The USB-size sequencer is called the MinION (min-ion), and has already demonstrated the potential to bring genome sequencing and personalized medicine out of the lab and into physicians’ offices.