Hood Automated Gene Sequencer (C/N)

Developed by Leroy Hood in 1985, this is a machine that rapidly determines the order of the four letters across the strings of DNA in cells. The process involves labeling each of the four DNA letters with different fluorescent dyes, using a laser to make the DNA chemicals glow in red, green, blue or orange, and then reading those signals by a computer.

InGen purchased twenty-four of these machines, making it “one of the most powerful genetic engineering facilities in the world.”