Technology

Microfabrication

Microfluidics technology uses microdroplets of water (less than a tenth of the diameter of a human hair) as test tubes, which flow by in channels of inert oil at rates of about 1,000 droplets per second. High-throughput sequencing precisely and super-rapidly analyzes the biological contents of those microdroplets—such as the genetic blueprints (genomes) and activity of millions of individual cells.

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