3D Printer Hacked to Perform Fast and Cheap DNA Sequencing | Medgadget

Scientists at AI Biosciences, a company out of College Station, Texas, modified a 3D printer to perform automated nucleic acid extraction and DNA amplification, the crucial steps for DNA sequencing.

Typically, laboratory devices that perform extraction and amplification can cost tens of thousand of dollars. The hacked printer approach, on the other hand, costs in the hundreds of dollars.

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