A DNA testing chip, developed by Panasonic and Belgium-based research institution IMEC, can deliver results in one hour, paving the way for "personalized, tailor-made therapy."
First of all, the blood and chemical are mixed. DNA is then extracted from the mixed solution. The regions containing SNPs are then cut out and amplified. DNA amplification uses technology called PCR, which cuts out the desired sections by varying the temperature. With the conventional method, this process took two hours.The amplified DNA is then sent through a micropump to a DNA filter. Here, the DNA is separated for each section length. Then, a newly developed electrochemical sensor identifies SNPs while the DNA is dissolved in the chemical.
"Through careful attention to thermal separation design, we've achieved high-speed PCR, where 30 temperature cycles are completed in nine minutes. We think this is one of the fastest PCR systems in the world."
|EVs in Australia possible|
|The Super Capacitor: Environmentally-Friendly, Fast-Charging Batteries out of Graphene|
|Digital Comic Books Are Coming (And Why You're Insanely Lucky)|
|“The driver is expected to eventually be obsolete.”|
|"Think about what a child born today could plausibly expect to witness in her or his lifetime."|
|Fake Name Generator|
|“Research that could engineer dinosaurs back into existence within the next five to 10 years.”|
|“A man-powered machine that creates scarfs in 5 minutes.”|
|Japanese Robot Serves Ice Cream From Inside a Vending Machine|
|“Are the puppets coming for our jobs?”|
|Google Map Shows You the Most Photographed Areas of the World|
|How to Avoid Jury Duty|
|The (Very Scary) People of Public Transit|
|“The only thing worse than assuming that carbon removal will save the day is assuming it will save the day.”|
|CaptchaTweet: Write Tweets in Captcha Form|
|What Computers See When They Watch a Movie|
|“A machine meant to hurl rockets into space.”|