Oxford Nanopore megaton announcement: "Why do you need a machine?" - exclusive interview for this blog!

Sometimes this genome blogging lark really pays off. Yesterday was one of those days as I got a sneak preview of the big announcement at AGBT, and 20 minutes to speak with Oxford Nanopore's Dan Turner (Director of Applications), Clive Brown (Chief Technical Officer) and Zoe McDougall (Director of Comms). The downside of course was that I couldn't tell anyone what they said until the embargo was lifted at 5pm today!

I asked as many questions as I could without knowing the contents of the AGBT talk. I probably should have asked a bunch more. I do remember saying "wow" quite a lot.

First, go and read the press release!

Executive Summary