Science and Exploration

An Orbital Genetic Workbench

By Keith Cowing
May 27, 2019
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An Orbital Genetic Workbench
Biomolecule Sequencer In Use

NASA astronaut Nick Hague of Expedition 59 sequences DNA samples for a study exploring how increased exposure to space radiation impacts crew health.
He used the Biomolecule Sequencer for the investigation to demonstrate DNA sequencing in space. The Genes In Space-6 experiment is researching how space radiation damages DNA and how the cell repair mechanism works in microgravity.

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