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NEW YORK ─ A pocket-sized point-of-care platform could serve as an affordable and sensitive test for a range of medical conditions and speed up receipt of results compared to lab-based systems, according to its developers.

Though the platform is in its early stages of development, it may one day be used to detect pathogen-based DNA sequences and genetic mutations while enabling affordable diagnostic testing at home or in low-resource communities, said Dan Luo, one of its developers who is a professor at Cornell University. 

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