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Neil Versel
Neil Versel

9 Tech Innovations For Your Health

Wondering if you're having a cardiac event or suffering from a concussion? There's an app for that: Check out these promising health-related apps, gadgets, and ideas from the Digital Health Summit.
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The Ion Proton Sequencer, from San Francisco-based Life Technologies, makes this list because it might just represent a landmark step toward fulfilling the promise of personalized medicine. Designed to sequence the entire human genome in one day for $1,000, this tabletop model decodes DNA with a semiconductor chip, making it much faster and significantly less expensive than optical gene sequencers.

Life Technologies is setting the price for the Ion Proton Sequencer at $149,000, when larger, slower optical devices cost half a million dollars or more and take weeks to return results. Perhaps that is why >em>Forbes columnist Matthew Herper called the device "today's coolest new gadget."

Expect the Ion Proton Sequencer to hit the market by the end of 2012, pending FDA approval, of course.


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Tom LaSusa
Tom LaSusa,
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2/2/2012 | 10:19:40 PM
re: 9 Tech Innovations For Your Health
Definitely some good stuff here!

Tom LaSusa
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