Slashdot is powered by your submissions, so send in your scoop

 



Forgot your password?
typodupeerror
For the out-of-band Slashdot experience (mostly headlines), follow us on Twitter, or Facebook. ×
Biotech Medicine Technology

Device Can Extract DNA With Full Genetic Data In Minutes 95 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."
This discussion has been archived. No new comments can be posted.

Device Can Extract DNA With Full Genetic Data In Minutes

Comments Filter:
  • 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!'"

Counting in binary is just like counting in decimal -- if you are all thumbs. -- Glaser and Way

Working...