Finally, the development of equipment for DNA testing are becoming increasingly accessible, and there are even kids building their own genetic sequencing machines at home using new methods. And a breakthrough in this direction was a chip created by Panasonic in partnership with IMEC - Belgium-based research institution - which promises to perform genetic analyzes in just one hour.
- Quoted from DigInfo TV
According to the DigInfo TV, the new device promises to automate all stages of the process of obtaining the genetic information of a particular individual, identifying possible mutations that can result in the onset of illness and future health problems.
To do this, you just need a drop of blood on the chip so that the equipment performs PCR - or polymerase chain reaction - quickly, allowing doctors and specialists can detect anomalies and decide on the best treatment for each case and even develop new types of drugs and therapies.