CRISPR-Chip uses graphene transistors to detect genetic mutations

25-Mar-2019
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New hand-held device that can detect specific genetic mutations in a matter of minutes.
Engineers combined CRISPR with electronic transistors made from graphene.
CRISPR-Chip has been used to identify genetic mutations in Duchenne muscular dystrophy patients.
Uses a purified DNA sample without needing to amplify the DNA segment of interest with PCR.
Plan is to multiplex the device to simultaneously detect a number of genetic mutations in minutes.
Work by University of California, Berkeley and the Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) of The Claremont Colleges.

Could reduce time and cost of DNA testing
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