Oxford Nanopore Technologies has revealed the initial results from its GridION system and they look pretty exciting. They also presented MinION™, a sequencer the size of a USB memory stick. You can read all about it here, here and here.
The most striking thing about their announcement is that they claim that their technology, based on nanopore sequencing (you can check videos of the technology here), will allow them to sequence a human genome in just 15 minutes.
This announcement was made at the Advances in Genome Biology and Technology meeting in Marco Island, Florida. You can follow this meeting through Twitter, using the hashtag #AGBT.