Molecular biologist an astronaut Kate Rubins will blast off to the ISS on 6th July. And these are the things that NASA thinks you should know about her.
The Biomolecule Sequencer team from NASA will be answering questions on a Reddit chat. Join them on Wednesday, September 28th from 1pm to 2pm central time: https://www.reddit.com/r/science/
In this post, NASA provides an update on the contents of the planned 9th Commercial Resupply Services (CRS-9) flight by SpaceX for NASA. “From Magnetic Levitation to Frozen Wax, Cargo Spacecraft to Carry Wide Range of Investigations” (including DNA sequencing).
An article in Technology Review interviews NASA’s Aaron Burton, and Weill’s Chris Mason on the forthcoming experiment to assess the possibilities of sequencing in space, and why that might be important.
The MinION DNA sequencer and flow cells will leave Earth for the first time in mid July on SpaceX. We’ll be watching!