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Diagnosis on a Microchip

by jroth on January 27, 2012


Toronto’s medical community is buzzing about an invention that could change the way health professionals screen for infectious disease and cancer.
“We’ve been working on this, really, for about a decade,” said Dr. Shana Kelley, a scientist at the University of Toronto.
Kelley spoke as she held a small black device her hand, shaped like a smartphone but bulkier, with a microchip inside that Kelley says can determine in 15 minutes if you have cancer or an infectious disease.

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