NASA Astronaut Is The First Ever To Sequence RNA In Space

NASA astronaut Ricky Arnold

The astronauts on board the International Space Station (ISS) have had a very eventful week. Aside from mobilizing to contain a small air leak detected on the Russian side of the orbiting laboratory, as recently reported by the Inquisitr, the crew of Expedition 56 have been busy with ground-breaking science experiments.

All their hard work has paid off in a tremendous way, as NASA was happy to report that the crew had an amazing breakthrough during this past week.

One of the science experiments currently running on board the ISS is the Biomolecule Extraction and Sequencing Technology (BEST), a project aimed at studying how life in zero-g affects the unseen microbes that dwell inside the space station.

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