Today, I loaded a flow-cell and ran it on a GridION sequencer. Third-generation sequencing continues to get more and more accessible.
Oxford Nanopore sent two scientists to our university to provide an in-depth 2-day training, and we learned a lot. Our first run of five flow cells included 2 species of fish, a bacterium, a plant, and my chiton. We got between 2Gb - 8Gb of data per cell.
The lower picture shows my actual flow cell, sequencing in real-time. The green squares are nanopores currently sequencing DNA.