Jon found this $200 DNA sequencer on GovDeals, a site listing government surplus equipment. He notes, "I figured I should share this so that maybe some do-gooder out there might be able to use the device to better humanity or their personal cause and hopefully keep Dr. Moreau types away."
Buyers must complete the (FDA) Certification Section below before scheduling the removal of any Medical & Dental Equipment Device from UMB property. The completed and signed form along with any supporting licenses/documentation must be faxed to: UMB Surplus Property, Attn: Larry Butler (410) 706-0759.
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Perkin Elmer Genomyx LR DNA Sequencer
Urine is golden so it must have some link to gold, thought medieval alchemists seeking to devise methods to transmute base metal into gold. Not quite, but they did discover that pee is rich with the miraculous bearer of light, aka phosphorus. (American Chemical Society)
I’ve heard — and repeated — the theory that addiction rates among indigenous people in the Americas was caused by genetics — specifically, that “new world” populations hadn’t gone through the European plague years’ genetic bottleneck that killed everyone who couldn’t survive on alcoholic beverages (these having been boiled during their production and thus less […]
The PocketLab is billed as a “Swiss Army Knife of science.” Launched via Kickstarter, the small device contains numerous sensors to measure acceleration, force, angular velocity, magnetic field, pressure, altitude, and temperature and send that data to smartphones or laptops. According to inventor Clifton Roozeboom, it’s a tool for students and citizen scientists who can’t […]
The Lytro Illum dares to be different, boasting even more robust features than its first generation predecessor and a sleek design reminiscent of professional DSLRs. What’s so cool about it? Most cameras capture the position of light rays, producing a statoc 2D image.
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