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Cheap Genomes by IBM

IBM and Roche are partnering to build a device that can read human genomes at a low cost, according to PC World's Joab Jackson. It could still be about 10 years before the technology is ready to go to market, Jackson says, but once it's finished, IBM believes it will give doctors a cheap and fast way to examine a patient's genome. The project will utilize IBM's nanopore-containing DNA Transistor.

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