How Can Graphene Help You Read Your DNA?

The “wonder material” plays a role in genome sequencing.

Artist’s conception showing the helical structure of DNA. Source: Billion Photos, via Shutterstock.

If you’re like me, you learned about genetics and DNA in biology class as a kid. My class used Punnett squares to explain why someone might be born with brown vs. blue eyes. This was a fun activity to introduce basic genetics concepts to kids, but there was so much more that my biology class didn’t…

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Jimmy Ng, Ph. D

Jimmy Ng, Ph. D

I write about the real science behind science fiction topics; 3x top writer (science, space, future); semiconductor engineer by day