so here goes my first post after a long time.
I work on small RNA viruses and recently applied for a training in Canada to improve my NGS skills. I mean I already had a training back in 2011, and received a certificate for it, but since I did not use the technique I forgot the details and only remember the basics.
So I was in the middle of playing with post-NGS software that a friend of mine in the US published an article on sequencing avian viruses using third-generation sequencing. So I was like maybe it is already too late to learn NGS. A newer technique has emerged so no need to go all the way to Canada anymore
Most of you may know this sequencing technique as Nanopore sequencing. I remember reading about it back in 2014 that an Oxford-based company was developing a flash-memory-sized sequencing system. I did not pay attention to it much because we had a MiSeq in our lab and I was like this little device could be a hoax. It turns out I was wrong.
Has anybody on this forum used this technique? How versatile is it compared to NGS? Do you think it is going to replace NGS in the near future? I have heard its error-rate is higher than NGS.