Polony gene sequencer

Polony gene sequencer

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Caption: Polymerase colony gene sequencer. This machine, developed by George Church and Robi Mitra from Harvard University, USA, is known as a 'polonator'. It is a sequencer that attaches DNA molecules to beads. The DNA is amplified and processed into polymerase colony units, also known as a 'polony'. These seperate units are easier to sequence and analyse, which allow for faster and cheaper genome sequencing. The polonator contains an objective lens surrounded by a ring of LED lights (upper middle) which searches for the beads in the circular wells below it.

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