sequencer

noun
se·​quenc·​er | \ˈsē-kwən(t)-sər, -ˌkwen(t)-\

Definition of sequencer 

: one that sequences: such as

a : a device for arranging things (such as events in the ignition of a rocket) in a sequence

b : a device for determining the order of occurrence of amino acids in a protein or of bases in a nucleic acid

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And in January of last year, Illumina, the market leader in DNA sequencers, introduced the NovaSeq machine, which company CEO Francis deSouza has said could one day bring the price for sequencing down to $100. Sarah Elizabeth Richards, chicagotribune.com, "Rapid sequencing of babies' genes may save lives," 11 June 2018 The samples were then run through a DNA sequencer to reveal the airborne microbiome. Diana Gitig, Ars Technica, "Ahh, summer—ramlibacter season," 14 Nov. 2018 And in January of last year, Illumina, the market leader in DNA sequencers, introduced the NovaSeq machine, which company CEO Francis deSouza has said could one day bring the price for sequencing down to $100. Sarah Elizabeth Richards, chicagotribune.com, "Rapid sequencing of babies' genes may save lives," 11 June 2018 After the parents said yes, blood samples from the three were run through a powerful new genetic sequencer that can crunch all 3 billion base pairs from each person in record time and reveal the biology behind thousands of common and rare diseases. Sarah Elizabeth Richards, chicagotribune.com, "Rapid sequencing of babies' genes may save lives," 11 June 2018 In recent years, genome sequencers have dramatically shrunk in size; Oxford Nanopore’s MinION, for example, weighs only 85 grams and fits in your hand. Paul Voosen, Science | AAAS, "Want to discover truly alien life? Pack a genome sequencer," 23 Mar. 2018 And in January of last year, Illumina, the market leader in DNA sequencers, introduced the NovaSeq machine, which company CEO Francis deSouza has said could one day bring the price for sequencing down to $100. Sarah Elizabeth Richards, chicagotribune.com, "Rapid sequencing of babies' genes may save lives," 11 June 2018 And in January of last year, Illumina, the market leader in DNA sequencers, introduced the NovaSeq machine, which company CEO Francis deSouza has said could one day bring the price for sequencing down to $100. Sarah Elizabeth Richards, chicagotribune.com, "Rapid sequencing of babies' genes may save lives," 11 June 2018 And in January of last year, Illumina, the market leader in DNA sequencers, introduced the NovaSeq machine, which company CEO Francis deSouza has said could one day bring the price for sequencing down to $100. Sarah Elizabeth Richards, chicagotribune.com, "Rapid sequencing of babies' genes may save lives," 11 June 2018

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1949, in the meaning defined above

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sequencer

noun
se·​quenc·​er | \ˈsē-kwən-sər, -ˌkwen(t)-sər \

Medical Definition of sequencer 

: one that sequences especially : a device for determining the order of occurrence of amino acids in a protein or of bases in a nucleic acid

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