NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The US Department of Defense has granted investigators at the University of Washington and their partners $9.6 million to support the development of a paper-based molecular diagnostic testing system that could be used in remote regions and in homes around the world by people with no training, UW said yesterday.

Principal investigator Paul Yager, a professor and chair of the UW Bioengineering Department, will lead the study, which involves partners at General Electric Global Research and Epoch Biosciences.

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