A DNA sequencer is a scientific instrument used to automate the DNA sequencing process. Given a sample of DNA, the instrument determines the order of the four bases—adenine, guanine, cytosine, and thymine — composing pieces of the sample. Many DNA sequencers can be also considered optical instruments as they analyzes light signals originating from fluorochromes attached to nucleotides.
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