IBM has partnered with medical device manufacturer Roche to develop a low-cost tool capable of analysing the human genome.
Business Week reports that the device will allow doctors to analyse a patient's genetic makeup within a matter of seconds.
IBM warned, however, that the technology is unlikely to be available for another decade.
[T]he breakthrough technology was based on IBM's DNA Transistor, which uses 'nanopores' to read individual strands of human DNA by identifying each DNA base with an electric field.
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