Skip to comments.UK scientists say find cheap, fast gene test method
Posted on 02/16/2010 5:41:48 AM PST by decimon
LONDON (Reuters) British scientists say they have developed a way of pinpointing variations in a person's genetic code using a chemical test on saliva, meaning quick, cheap DNA tests for risks of certain diseases may be around the corner.
Researchers at Edinburgh University said their technique, based on chemical analysis, can deliver reliable results without the need for expensive enzymes used in conventional DNA testing.
Juan Diaz-Mochon of the university's School of Chemistry, who led the research, said the chemical method was able to detect genes linked to cystic fibrosis in laboratory experiments using synthetic DNA.
With funding from commercial partners and the Scottish Enterprise fund, he said his team planned to market a cystic fibrosis test very soon and then run further research to see if the same method could be used to decode entire human genomes.
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Haploid days are here again.
“Haploid days are here again.”
Nothing like a little science humor in the morning..
Chromosomes are clear again.
All of your base pairs are belong to us...
With funding from commercial partners Juan Diaz-Mochon will do well.
Remember the movie where this technology was routinely used?
Thanks decimon.using a chemical test on saliva, meaning quick, cheap DNA tests for risks of certain diseaseJust adding to the catalog, not sending a general distribution.
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No, not that cheap, fast Gene.
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