Imagine being able to decode DNA in the field, at the doctor’s surgery or even at home. The MinION is a portable sequencer that frees DNA analysis from the laboratory and might herald a revolution in biology.
Why should farmers manually farm 100 hectares with one huge machine, when they could use 100 tiny autonomous robots instead? This is the idea inventor David Dorhout had in mind when he set out to build Prospero.
Antenna has been established with the founding support of SITA Trust and the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851
Additional support has been provided by:
The Royal Academy of Engineering
AAAS and its journal, Science