NASA announced today that DNA was successfully sequenced in microgravity for the first time by astronauts on board the International Space Station. The astronauts used Surface tablets from Microsoft to help achieve this historical event.
In a press release (via MSPU), NASA clearly shows the Surface tablet in an image with NASA astronaut Kate Rubin. She successfully sequenced DNA as part of Biomolecule Sequencer experiment this weekend:
The first results from the experiment show that the DNA sequencing matched up on board the ISS and on Earth. NASA says the ultimate goal is to "extract, prepare and sequence DNA to identify unknown microbes on orbit."
Microsoft has already sent two of the HoloLens headsets to the ISS for different experiments.
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