Gizmodo speaks to the NASA science team to ask why a DNA sequencer on board might be useful. “All the [ISS’s] water is recycled and that’s from urine, condensate, sweat, everything,” Sarah Wallace, a microbiologist and the manager of the sequencing project told Gizmodo. “Is it being processed to where it’s microbially clean? We want… Read More Gizmodo asks why you might need a DNA sequencer on board the ISS? The environment, health… and is there anything out there?
Astronaut and flight engineer Kate Rubins gave this interview to media outlet AP today, where she talked about the science she will be involved in on board, and the rationale for the Biomolecule Sequencer Project. “How germy is it on board the space station?” asks AP
Astronauts Kate Rubins, Anatoly Ivanishin and Takuya Onishi last night departed for the International Space Station. Rubins will be performing DNA sequencing in space for the first time using the MinION device and has been speaking enthusiastically about the project on twitter and in an interview with Engadget, /
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… Read More Wired: No one nerds out over space science quite like Kate Rubins
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).