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Apr 24, 2020

Pocket-sized device tests DNA in blood samples for genetic conditions

Posted by in categories: 3D printing, biotech/medical, genetics, mobile phones

It is now possible to use a cheap, lightweight and smartphone-powered DNA detector to identify DNA in blood, urine and other samples, on the spot.

At the moment, testing to identify DNA is usually done in laboratories using expensive, specialised equipment. To make this process faster and cheaper, Ming Chen at the Army Medical University in China and his colleagues developed a portable DNA detector made of 3D-printed parts that attach to a standard smartphone.

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