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Biotech Medicine Technology

Device Can Extract DNA With Full Genetic Data In Minutes 95

vinces99 writes "Imagine taking a swab of saliva from your mouth and, within minutes, having your DNA ready for genome sequencing. A new device from University of Washington engineers and a company called NanoFacture can extract human DNA from fluid samples in a simpler, more efficient and environmentally friendly way than conventional methods. It will give hospitals and labs a much easier way to separate DNA from human fluid samples, which will help with genome sequencing, disease diagnosis and forensic investigations."
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Device Can Extract DNA With Full Genetic Data In Minutes

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  • by denis-The-menace (471988) on Monday May 06, 2013 @04:56PM (#43647121)

    GATTACA here we come!

  • by OhSoLaMeow (2536022) on Monday May 06, 2013 @07:51PM (#43648987)
    Guy comes into an ER unconscious. When he finally wakes up they ask him what happened.

    "I was having a quiet round of golf with my wife," he tells the doctor, "when she sliced her ball into a pasture of cows. We went to look for it, and I noticed one of the cows had something white in its rear end. I walked over and lifted up the tail, and sure enough, there was my wife's golf ball stuck right in the cow's butt. That's when I made my mistake."

    "What did you do?" asks the doctor.

    "Well, as I was standing there holding up the tail, I yelled to my wife, 'Hey, this looks like yours!'"

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