The world's first mobile DNA analyzer is created

Researchers have paired the iPhone with a portable DNA sequencer so users can create a mobile

genetic laboratory: it resembles the "tricorder" from "Star Trek".

The iGenomics app runs on iOS, which reducesthe need for laptop computers or large equipment that was previously used in the field. This is convenient for pandemic and environmental workers.

The iPhone app was developed inaddition to DNA sequencing devices: manufactured by Oxford Nanopore. Scientists usually carry several suitcases with laptops, servers and others with them so that they can carry out such analysis anywhere. iGenomics allows you to explore the genome in a more compact and convenient format.

Today we all carry professional cameras in our pockets, so it's not hard to imagine that in the next couple of years we will all have our own DNA sequencers on our smartphones as well.

Michael Schatz, CSHL professor

The research team hopes that their development will be used by both researchers in the field and scientists in the laboratory.

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