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New microchip to detect medical viruses

Singapore chip identifies 70,000 viruses in one go, cutting costs and allowing earlier diagnosis.

Last Modified: 22 Apr 2013 08:45
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A team of researchers in Singapore have developed an electronic microchip that can identify 70,000 different viruses and bacteria at once.

The simple, and relatively cheap DNA test, is expected to revolutionize the treatment of illnesses, and save hospitals around the world millions of dollars.

It will also allow doctors to diagnose earlier and administer the right treatment in a timely manner, ensuring a shorter patient stay.

Al Jazeera's Tarek Bazley reports.

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