ViroChip: Detecting Virus’ from the Palm of Your Hand

ViroChip: Detecting Virus’ from the Palm of Your Hand
Claudia Cukrov
  • 7 october 2008

Diagnosing and discovering new virus’ is about to get a whole lot easier thanks to a new development from Joseph DeRisi and Dave Wang.  The molecular biologist and biochemists have developed a a glass slide which stores the DNA fragments of every virus ever recorded – all 22,000 of them. The ‘ViroChip’ will greatly reduce diagnosis time and assist researchers in identifying existing and new viral strains.  DeRisi explains the  particular benefit of the chip during viral epidemics;

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