Commercial robotic machines that take the drudgery out of sequencing. The ABI PRISM 3700 is an example. It is the invention of Michael Hunkapillar, president of Applied Biosystems, Inc., and it can produce as much as 1 million bases of DNA sequence per day. Using 300 of these synthesizers, Celera Genomics (q.v.) sequences more than 1 billion nucleotides per month. See Chronology, 1986, Hood et al.
Subjects: Genetics and Genomics.