NEW YORK, May 2 – Motorola has tested its eSensor DNA detection system at a UCLA hospital-based genetic testing laboratory to study disease-associated genetic variations, the company said Wednesday.

Wayne Grody, the director of the UCLA molecular genetics laboratory, used eSensor to detect genetic mutations associated with hereditary hemochromatosis—the most common single mutation-based genetic disease. The results showed that the eSensor worked to verify genetic diseases in all of the 33 patients tested. 

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