Saliva-based test can help predict risk of fatal conditions

02/15/2010 | Guardian (London), The

U.K. scientists have developed a test that can rapidly identify people who are at risk of developing cystic fibrosis and other life-threatening diseases by looking for DNA variations in saliva samples. "Our method could help reach the goal of complete genome analysis in a few hours for less than $1,000," said one of the researchers.

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