The Ten Dollar DNA Replicator

The brainiacs over Texas A&M University (Remember the movie “Drumline”?) has made a huge breakthrough in affordable DNA scanning technology that rivals the accuracy of larger lab machines.

The device has no moving parts and costs just $10 to make. It runs polymerase chain reactions (PCRs), to generate billions of identical copies of a DNA strand, in as little as 20 minutes. This is much faster than the machines currently in use, which take several hours.

Source: New Scientist

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