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Boston University Researchers Develop Faster, Cheaper DNA-Sequencing Method


December 21, 2009

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Boston University biomedical engineers have devised a method for making future genome sequencing faster and cheaper by dramatically reducing the amount of DNA required, thus eliminating the expensive, time-consuming and error-prone step of DNA amplification. Full Story

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Boston University College of Engineering

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