Scientists from the University of Alaska Fairbanks took a group of students to sea and set-up a lab on the Sikuliaq. They performed DNA analysis of seawater, in order to understand the biology of the Alaskan ocean. They used MinION, a portable DNA sequencer along with MinIT, a powerful and portable analysis device.
Large research vessels like the Sikuliaq help scientists study the ocean. DNA analysis can help scientists identify the microorganisms that live there to gain a better understanding of the ocean ecosystem.
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