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First person to sequence DNA in space

First person to sequence DNA in space

Kathleen Rubins (1978 - )

Dr. Kathleen Rubins is a NASA astronaut who served as a flight engineer for Expeditions 48 & 49 on the International Space Station. Dr. Rubins was the first person to sequence DNA in space using a USB-powered DNA sequencer to determine the DNA of mouse, E. coli bacteria, and lambda phage virus. Her experiment provided evidence that DNA sequencing in space is possible.  

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