Thursday, 23 February 2012

Genetic Information-Medical Clinics-Dna Reader-Genome

Insight: New DNA reader to bring promise

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New DNA reader could bring genetics to medical clinics After years of predictions that the "$1,000 genome" - a read-out of a person's complete genetic information for about the cost of a dental crown - was just around the corner, a U.S. company is announcing Tuesday that it has achieved that milestone and taken the technology several steps ahead. The new genome-sequencing machine from Ion Torrent, a division of Life Technologies Corp., in Guilford, Connecticut, is 1,000 times more powerful than existing technology, says CEO and chairman Jonathan Rothberg. ... read more..

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