Profile of Archon Genomics

DNA background

Archon Genomics, one of the world’s leading biotech companies, has world-leading expertise in genome sequencing, transgenics, genome biology and genetic engineering.

Archon Genomics led the efforts behind the Human Genome Project (HGP) – one of the great feats of exploration in human history. Scientists at Archon Genetics were the first to sequence and map the complete human genome, the first humans to read nature’s complete genetic blueprint for building a human being.

Working closely with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), they are inventing new technologies that will dramatically change the future of the human race.

These projects include Advanced Tools for Mammalian Genome Engineering (rapid introduction of large DNA vectors into human cell lines) and the Human Artificial Chromosome (adding a 47th chromosome to human DNA).

The Continuous Assisted Performance Program develops biotechnological methods that allow soldiers to function without food or sleep for extended periods of time.

They are also a world leader in research in synthetic biology. For example, Archon Genomics is engineering the organisms that may one day terraform Mars.

Archon Genomics has also pioneered the field of industrial scalability in DNA sequencing. They developed a new lab facility called “The Arcane Foundry” that enables the rapid design, testing, and fabrication of large sequences of genetic information so they can be assembled like building blocks.

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