The power afforded to students by computers should take education to a higher level. Instead of rote memorization of facts and abstract rules, teachers can now give students increasingly hard real-world problems to solve.
Ion Proton sequencer decodes DNA fast and on the cheap
“Until recently, DNA decoding machines - fitting in the US$500,000 to $750,000 price range - would take weeks or even months to sequence a human genome, and the whole procedure would cost $5,000 to $10,000. The Ion Proton is priced at $149,000 and is capable of decoding a human genome in one day at a cost of $1,000. These enormous improvements could have a game-changing significance.”
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