|It can read your DNA in just 24 hours.|
|Life Technologies sequencing chip. Note the tubes that deliver|
More recently Life Tech's archrival Illumina is suing them for patent enfringement on their analysis chip design.
Just eleven years ago, a collection of the scientists across the world worked to sequence the human genome the first time, and finished in 2003 after thirteen years. Just eight years later, we can do it in an day.
I remember how crazy it seemed when Star Trek NG's Dr Crusher put a few drops of blood in her "tricorder," and this little box sequenced it in a minute. Crazy because that would take a whole lab years, but now, it is not so crazy.