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Mini DNA replicator could benefit world's poor

Mini DNA replicator could benefit world's poor

作者:别泞裼  时间:2019-03-01 10:15:04  人气:

A pocket-sized $10 device that can “amplify” DNA is promising a cheap, portable method for diagnosing HIV and TB. Like existing lab equipment, the device uses the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) to amplify a sample, but is does this in as little as 20 minutes, rather than the hour or two usually needed. “I hope this will make PCR more available,” says Victor Ugaz of Texas A&M University in College Station,