Biosensor device can diagnose diseases better than doctors

02/8/2013 | New Scientist

A universal biosensor could take all the guesswork out of a visit to the doctor, leading to more accurate diagnoses and better treatments for illnesses. The PLEX-ID biosensor isolates microbes from saliva or blood to analyze a person's DNA and identify any existing diseases. The device is being used for research purposes, though researchers are hopeful a smaller version could be rolled out for use in doctor's offices.

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