The Scientist magazine has named a DNA sequencing technology that originated in part at Princeton University as one of its Top 10 Innovations for 2014.
San Diego-based BioNano Genomics' IrysChip enables researchers to more fully explore genomes.
According to The Scientist:
"Dicing genomic DNA into bits is essential to obtain short-read, high-coverage sequence data, but this process destroys the genome’s broader topography. The IrysChip from BioNano Genomics provides a high-throughput platform for visualizing large-scale genomic structure, with applications for mapping, assembly, and evolutionary analyses."