26th July 2017 - Human Molecular Genetics
Nanopore sequencing has been available to customers for a little over three years. Recently the milestone of sequencing and assembling a human genome on this platform was achieved for the first time. Significant improvements to the platform in yield and accuracy, coupled with higher throughput nanopore sequencers, mean that human genome sequencing at scale is now possible. Here I provide a brief recent history of the nanopore platform, highlight key papers and innovations, and discuss some of the challenges for the future.