Sequencing under Mars Gravity with the Media Lab & ZeroG

We recently put together a payload for a ZeroG Corporation research flight as part of a Media Lab Space Initiative effort.

Our Search for Extra-Terrestrial Genomes (SETG) team performed nanopore sequencing under all phases of flight including obtaining what we believe are the first sequencing reads under Mars Gravity conditions!

Maria Zuber (@maria_zuber) and Noelle Bryan (@nbryan5) operated the payload, with additional hardware contributions from Kendall Saboda and Srinivasa Aditya Bhattaru.

See this Media Lab Post for photos and more information!

Image: Noelle Bryant and Maria Zuber float above their experiment. Credit: Steve Boxall

Christopher Carr