Led by ASU Regents Professor Stuart Lindsay.

With current technologies taking almost a complete year to complete at a cost of several thousands of dollars, less than 20 individuals on earth have had their whole genomes sequenced to time. To make their research dream possible, Lindsay‘s team has envisioned creating a tiny, nanoscale DNA reader that can work just like a supermarket checkout scanner, distinguishing between the four chemical substance letters of the DNA genetic code, abbreviated by A, G, C, and T, because they pass by the reader rapidly. To do so, they had a need to develop the nanotechnology exact carbon copy of threading the optical eye of a needle. Continue reading