Number 4: Nope. While technically true, DNA could be “sequenced in the field’ what proponents of this technology fail to disclose is that the sample prep portion of the process (the part needed to obtain and purify the DNA prior “sequencing in the field” is not field deployable and possibly may never be, or if it is will be at great expense.

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