Rewriting Life

Sequencing Price Drops Even Lower

This time-lapse video shows tightly packed balls of DNA being washed over a sequencing array. The array is designed so that the balls (white spots) stick to specific spots. The concentration of DNA balls that stick to the array increases over time. This tight packing of DNA strands decreases the amount of reagents needed in the sequencing reaction, lowering the cost of sequencing a genome.

Nov 6, 2009