Think Gene's Kevin reports on work from the Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology in Singapore, where researchers have "developed a rapid test for genetic diagnosis that combines the preparation of biological samples with a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) on one chip," the story says. The work, which relies on droplets containing magnetic nanoparticles, was published in the journal Angewandte Chemie.

 

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