RNA sequencing performed successfully on the ISS!

This week, NASA astronaut Ricky Arnold performed the first direct RNA sequencing experiment on the International Space Station.

Having sequenced DNA, why have they moved on to RNA?  RNA is useful as it provides insight into how the DNA ‘code’ of an organism is interpreted at a given moment in time.  This blog from Oxford Nanopore explains more.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s