DNA sequencing: Read with quantum mechanics.

@article{Thundat2010DNASR,
  title={DNA sequencing: Read with quantum mechanics.},
  author={Thomas G. Thundat},
  journal={Nature nanotechnology},
  year={2010},
  volume={5 4},
  pages={246-7}
}
A wealth of genetic information, ranging from hereditary traits to predisposition to diseases, is coded in our DNA as a sequence of four bases — adenine, thymine, cytosine and guanine. However, it took the Human Genome Project 13 years and $3 billion to sequence the three billion bases of the human genome1. Moreover, DNA sequencing remains challenging and is typically accomplished using techniques that are inherently inefficient, naturally slow and exorbitantly expensive. Although the… CONTINUE READING