Posted by: shrikantmantri | October 8, 2009

Big Blue’s DNA-Reading Chips


IBM researchers are developing a chip for cheaper, faster DNA sequencing using fabrication techniques refined through semiconducting manufacturing. The chip uses layered electrodes to control the movement of individual DNA molecules and exploits a technique called nanopore sequencing. The approach could allow DNA to be passed through a sensor that would rapidly read off its genetic code. The brown and yellow bands represent metal and insulating layers (IBM Research) (Source: http://www.technologyreview.com/biomedicine/23589/)

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