Micro-Copier for Genome Analysis

New method holds promise to advance personalised medicine



The DNA sequences are replicated in picowell arrays (bottom) and transferred on microscopic slides (top): Source: IMTEK, Laboratory for MEMS Applications

The scientists Jochen Hoffmann, Dr. Guenter Roth, and Prof. Dr. Roland Zengerle from the Department of Microsystems Engineering (IMTEK) at the University of Freiburg can copy simultaneously 100.000 different DNA sequences in a so called picowell array that has the size of a one cent coin.

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