Boston University's Catherine Klapperich has designed an electricity-free device that purifies DNA — all it takes to run is a bicycle pump. According to MIT's Technology Review, the device, called SNAP, "extracts genetic material from blood and other bodily fluids by pumping fluid through a polymer-lined straw designed to trap DNA." That straw, then, can be sent to a lab for testing.

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