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Yuri Milner-Backed Company Prepares IPad-Size DNA Sequencer


2/17/2014 8:12:01 AM

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A small company backed by Facebook billionaire Yuri Milner is looking to enter the hot field of DNA sequencing with a device the same size and weight – and perhaps the same cost – as a laptop computer. “We’re talking about a DNA sequencer which is the footprint of an iPad and that is very easy to use and incredibly low cost,” says Hesaam Esfandyarpour, the 31-year-old founder and chief executive of the company, GenapSys. “The goal would be to make sure that we bring this to the hands of the masses.”

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