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Portable Nanopore Sequencing Technology: A Revolutionary Progress in Bioinformatics  

Manson Jim
The HITAR institute Canada, Vancouver, BC, Canada
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Genomics and Applied Biology, 2024, Vol. 15, No. 1   doi: 10.5376/gab.2024.15.0004
Received: 23 Nov., 2023    Accepted: 28 Dec., 2023    Published: 10 Jan., 2024
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Manson J., 2024, Portable nanopore sequencing technology: a revolutionary progress in bioinformatics, Genomics and Applied Biology, 15(1): 22-26 (doi: 10.5376/gab.2024.15.0004)

Abstract

With the rapid development of genomic science, portable nanopore sequencing technology has become a revolutionary progress in the field of bioinformatics due to its unique portability, real-time capabilities, and high-throughput sequencing capacity. This paper comprehensively analyzes the principles and characteristics of portable nanopore sequencing technology and its wide applications in environmental monitoring, epidemic prevention and control, and on-site rapid diagnosis. Through practical cases, it demonstrates how this technology provides efficient and real-time new solutions for biological research and public health emergency response. Meanwhile, it discusses the challenges faced by this technology, including data accuracy, sequencing costs, and data processing issues, and looks forward to the future development trends and application prospects. Portable nanopore sequencing technology not only promotes research in the field of bioinformatics but also has a profound impact on the formulation of public health monitoring and disease control strategies.

Keywords
Portable nanopore sequencing; Bioinformatics; Environmental monitoring; Epidemic prevention and control; Rapid diagnosis; Public health emergency response
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