NASA's DNA Sequencer Could Be A 'Game Changer' For Long-Term Missions
NASA says it will help astronauts identify illnesses and detect potentially harmful organisms in space.By Ben Lawson | August 31, 2016
A NASA scientist has sequenced DNA in space for the first time ever.
NASA called it a "game changer," saying it will help astronauts diagnose illnesses and identify microbes growing on the International Space Station.
Astronauts accidentally bring all kinds of microbes with them when they travel to space. As a result, strange fungi have been found growing on the walls of the ISS, and similar situations were reported at the Russian space station Mir.