Daily Archives: January 15, 2012

Applied DNA Sciences Helps Convict Major European Drug Ring

STONY BROOK, NY — Applied DNA Sciences, Inc. (OTCBB: APDN), a provider of DNA-based security, anti-counterfeiting technology, law-enforcement and product-authentication solutions announced today that its SigNature DNA® anti-crime technology has played a key role in the dismantling of a major drug ring in the United Kingdom, where eleven drug cartel members were sentenced to a total of 31 years in prison.

The $1,000 genome: are we there yet?

The race to the US$1,000 genome heated up today as Life Technologies, based in Carlsbad, California, announced that it will debut a new sequencing machine this year that will eventually be capable of decoding entire human genomes in a day for less than $1,000. The machine, called the Ion Proton will be the successor to the Personal Genome Machine made by the company Ion Torrent, a subsidiary of Life Technologies.