Science Nation - Lab in a Can

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Monitoring water quality is vital to make sure dangerous bacteria doesn't creep into our drinking water or overcome sewage treatment plants. With support from the National Science Foundation, engineers at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute have developed the Environment Sample Processor (ESP), a "DNA lab in a can." The size of a trash can, it can be placed in the open ocean or at water treatment facilities to identify potentially harmful bacteria, algae, larvae and other...

Christopher Scholin at 2011 DOE JGI User Meeting

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Chris Scholin of the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) on "Remote Detection of Marine Microbes in Coastal Waters and the Deep Sea using the Environmental Sample Processor (ESP)" at the 6th annual Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting on March 24, 2011.