Taken from the Wellcome Trust blog
"Nanopore tech promises genome sequencing ‘in minutes’"
Scientists from Imperial College London have taken an important step towards developing breakthrough technology that could sequence a genome in mere minutes, and at a fraction of the cost of current commercial techniques. Following research published in the peer-reviewed journal Nano Letters this month, the researchers are confident that their finding could lead to an ultrafast commercial DNA sequencing tool in just ten years. They say it would also make important medical tests cheaper and more reliable.