New CRISPR-Powered Device Detects Genetic Mutations in Minutes

08.22.2019 - By Genetics (Video)

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A team of engineers at UC Berkeley and the Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) of The Claremont Colleges combined CRISPR with electronic transistors made from graphene to create a new hand-held device that can detect specific genetic mutations in a matter of minutes. The device, dubbed CRISPR-Chip, could be used to rapidly diagnose genetic diseases or to evaluate the accuracy of gene-editing techniques. The team used the device to identify genetic mutations in DNA samples from Duchenne muscular dystrophy patients. Series: "UC Berkeley News" [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 35130]

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