The World's First Handheld DNA Amplifier Is a Genetics Lab In a Box
The device, called Freedom4, brings the quantitative PCR method of DNA sequencing to the field. The brick-sized machine has a six-hour battery life and can process DNA samples in one step, identifying the presence and extent of, say, a norovirus infection in under an hour. Connects wirelessly to a smartphone or laptop.
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Workflow associated with a RNA switch-based screen for enzyme activity. (A) An enzyme library is constructed in yeast using either error-prone PCR or DNA shuffling strategies. The resulting library is transformed into yeast cells using a high efficiency gap repair method.