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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) ― Cambridge, Mass.-based Amplyus has launched a Kickstarter funding campaign intended to bring its miniPCR platform into full production and "open the world of DNA science to everyone, everywhere."

The device is essentially a miniaturized, computer- or smart phone app-controlled thermocycler. The one-pound machine runs eight samples at a time using standard tubes, and is about the size of a two-inch thick, four-by-five-inch note card. It has a clear case, and the app allows users to visualize the PCR cycles as they run.

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