• This Machine Sends Vaccines Like They're A Fax

    5 monthes ago - By Fast Company

    Biological teleportation is the process of digitally transmitting DNA and printing out synthetic sequences-and one of its pioneers is optimistic it will soon be mainstream.
    When the bird flu broke out in China in 2013, it was poised to be a major epidemic. Even though scientists knew how to vaccinate against the disease, it was spreading much too quickly for that process to be effective. The vaccination process was developed 70 years ago, and has changed little since then: Doctors need to isolate the virus from a patient, package it up, and send it to a facility where it would be injected...
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