Science and Medicine

New handheld device sequences human genome

31 January 2018 | Written by La redazione

Scientists have used a device that fits in the palm of the hand to sequence the human genome. They say the feat, detailed in the journal Nature Biotechnology, opens up exciting possibilities for using genetics in routine medicine. It is a far cry from the effort to sequence the first human genome which started in 1990. The Human Genome Project took 13 years, laboratories around the world and hundreds of millions of dollars. Since then there has been a revolution in cracking the code of life.

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