BERLIN, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 13: In this photo provided by the German Government Press Office German Chancellor Angela Merkel (C) as pushes the start button for the new DNA sequencer as Jonas Korlach ... more 
BERLIN, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 13: In this photo provided by the German Government Press Office German Chancellor Angela Merkel (C) as pushes the start button for the new DNA sequencer as Jonas Korlach (R), co-inventor of the new DNA sequencer and Wei Chen (front), head of the Scientific Genomics Platform at BIMSB, look on during her visit at the Berlin Institute for Medical Systems Biology (BIMSB) of the Max Delbrueck Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC) on September 13, 2011 in Buch near Berlin, Germany . The BIMSB is the first academic research institution in Continental Europe to use this sequencer for research. With this device it is possible to sequence single DNA molecules in real time and gain deeper insight into gene regulation. (Photo by Ole Kruenkelfeld/Bundesregierung-Pool via Getty Images) less 
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