This Year, We'll Sequence DNA In Space For The First Time
G. Clay Whittaker
at 11:07 AM Jun 3 2016
the ISS

The International Space Station will play host to the first-ever sequencing of DNA in space.

Astronaut Kate Rubins, a virologist who's heading up to the ISS this month, will conduct the sequencing, in addition to over 250 experiments.

DNA sequencing has been done in zero-G: NASA tried with success in a zero-G aircraft late last year.

Rubins told Scientific American that she's interested to see what happens during sequencing in microgravity, what happens to the extracted DNA, whether bubbles form, and a slew of other questions.

[Scientific American]]

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