Fastest DNA sequencing technique
Euan Ashley, Ultra-rapid genome team
05:02:00 hour(s):minute(s):second(s)
United States (Stanford)

The fastest DNA sequencing technique was achieved in 5 hr 2 min by Euan Ashley (USA and UK) and the ultra-rapid genome team at Stanford University, Stanford, California, USA on 16 March 2021.

This record was validated with benchmarks from the Genome in a Bottle consortium, hosted by the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Euan and the ultra-rapid genome team sequenced a human genome using an Oxford Nanopore PromethIon-48 machine.