Tuesday, October 31, 2023

Concept: An Oxford Nanopore Adaptive Sequencing IDE

Oxford Nanopore's adaptive sequencing scheme is truly singular (but not Singular!), enabling computational adjustment of the sequencing process as it occurs.  A number of academics have demonstrated proofs-of-concept of different ways this capability can be used, with Oxford Nanopore slowly incorporating some of these higher level concepts into their MinKNOW operating software.  An idea has been rattling around in my head since London Calling that what this space truly needs is a full Integrated Development Environment (IDE) to support adaptive sequencing.  It's more than a little conceited for me to do this, given that I've contributed nothing to that field and the only adaptive sequencing experiment under my guidance was quite disappointing.  But it's an interesting enough idea that I can't resist.