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Staring into the human genome to diagnose COVID

Lucía Spangenberg uses the Mk1c Sequencer to determine the DNA sequence of an organism or portions of the human genome.

Lucía Spangenberg is a bioinformatician affiliated with the Pasteur Institute of Montevideo in Uruguay and co-founder of the company GenLives. She is also a teacher at the Catholic University of Uruguay. Credit: Pablo Albarenga for Nature

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Nature 603, 354 (2022)



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