The 47th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference takes place in Texas, March 21-25. View this abstract from the NASA team, in which the authors describe the potential impact of sequencing…:“(1) mitigate microbial risks to crew by allowing identification of microbes in water, in air, and on surfaces; (2) identify optimal treatment strategies for infections that… Read More Biomolecule sequencer project at the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference
Andrea Dunn at NASA provides an overview of the Biomolecule Sequencer investigation, interviewing NASA Microbiologist and Project Manager Sarah Castro, Ph.D, investigator Douglas Botkin, Ph.D, Principal Investigator Aaron Burton, Ph.D and Deputy Project Manager and Project Engineer Kristen John, Ph.D. The blog also features a NASA TV interview of Aaron Burton by Amiko Kauderer.
The Biomolecule Sequencer project is underway at NASA, where a team of scientists and engineers are preparing to perform DNA in space for the first time. NASA quotes its ‘Science Objectives for everyone’ as follows: “Living organisms contain DNA, or deoxyribonucleic acid, and sequencing DNA is a powerful way to understand how they respond to… Read More The Biomolecule Sequencer project