Wired magazine has caught up with Kate Rubins, who is set to depart for the ISS on 6th July.
WIRED: What ISS experiments are you most excited about working on?
Kate Rubins: Definitely sequencing DNA in orbit. My lab used to do gene expression and genomics, and we did a lot of sequencing samples from virus outbreaks. On the station, we’re going to do some of the first DNA sequencing on board with the pocket size MinION sequencer. We’re going to see how that technology behaves in microgravity…. Read more at Wired