DNA strands passing through a nanohole, read by a computer which can identify the genetic information within the genome. This may sound like a CSI oddity; you know all those analysis that usually take 3 days—sometimes months, but in the show: only three minutes. You know you also can not pick up a material in a highly-developed machine and wait for it to tell you have this, this and that substances. Completely Bullshit.
After these absurd information, I am very proud and very happy to say that the first sentence is not bullshit. It is completely true, and will be a “dream-come-true” soon. This DNA Transistor is actually a silicon-based nanoscale DNA sequencer, which enables the DNA to pass through a nanohole; read each and every base by holding the DNA in the nanohole. I really have no idea why they call it a transistor, but this is big. You may say why they are engaged so hard in this peculiar gadget, because the human genome can be read. Yes it can, but it is not easy, and it costs millions of dollars. The purpose of the transistor is to identify the human genome in high speed and low cost. And you know what? This is an amazing developement, considering health diagnosis, predicting the possible genetic disorders/diseases and treatment of these. A christmas present for geneticists and personal medicine researchers.
I am not going to mention how this thing works, but it is a die-hard fact that this “transistor” is one of the closest things to unifying almost every science in one project. Electronics, Biotech, Electrochemistry… I simply takes my breath away. If this thing really works, people on deCODE will definately fasten their progress through searching cures for genetically transmitted disorders like schizophrenia, heart diseases and diabetes. The cost to learn that you have x% probability of a heart disease will be lowered. Lower than $987. Different medicines for different people will be provided—safely and cheap.
That’s all I can tell you about `DNA Transistor`. Maybe we should learn it from the “creators”, the scientists of the transistor: