SMRT cell technology
Hayley London, Darren Heavens (Earlham Institute) and Andrew Davis (John Innes Centre)
DNA sequences can reveal information such as how an organism might have evolved, why some viruses are more infectious than others, or can help to create better yielding crops. This cell (known as PacBio SMRT) has 150,000 microscopic wells. A single DNA molecule is loaded into each well for sequencing. This SMRT cell technology is used by researchers on the Norwich Research Park to obtain fast, accurate results and longer reads, which make it easier to fit DNA sequences together.