Life Technologies Launches Ion Personal Genome Machine Sequencer

MedGadget - Recently we reported from TEDMED about Life Technologies' personal genome sequencer, and now it has been officially launched. It is a desktop printer-sized personal genome machine that can sequence your complete genome in an hour or two. Ion Torrent, a recently acquired business unit of Life Technologies, has developed this little device based on its semiconductor sequencing technology. The company itself compares what the device will do for DNA sequencing to what point-and-shoot digital cameras have done for photography.

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