Ptooie!

Most people would consider it a bad idea to spit on expensive electronics, but this case might be an exception. Researchers at the Korea Advanced Institute for Science and Technology are developing a process to diagnose diseases quickly and easily — the process involves saliva and an iPhone, reports Forbes. The researchers say the sensitive touch screen of the iPhone and other smartphones could be used like diagnostic chips.

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