Researchers Find New Use For Modified DVDs–As Mobile Diagnosis Units

Place a sample on a semi-transparent disc, scan it on a DVD reader, see the results on a monitor, and you can test blood cells, DNA, RNA, and proteins. One of the team believes it could have a “transformative effect” on health in East Africa.

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My writing career has taken me all round the houses over the past decade and a half--from grumpy teens and hungover rock bands in the U.K., where I was born, via celebrity interviews, health, tech and fashion in Madrid and Paris, before returning to London, where I now live. For the past five years I've been writing about technology and innovation for U.S.