Professors experiment with handheld DNA sequencer

Date Released: 10 June 2015

In February, when snowfall closed campus and kept her away from the lab, a Virginia Commonwealth University professor who was stuck at home did the kind of work typically reserved for scientists with ample lab space, large machines and a lot of funding.

Bonnie Brown, Ph.D., associate chair of the Department of Biology in the College of Humanities and Sciences, plugged a small device into her laptop and sequenced the DNA derived from James River water samples.

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Last Modified: 9 March 2016, 13:03 PM, by: William Moran

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