Connect with us

News

World’s first DNA encoder for phone introduced

Published

on

Scientists at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) have developed the world’s first mobile genome sequencing analyzer, an iPhone app called iGenomics. By pairing an iPhone with a portable DNA sequencer, users create a mobile genetic laboratory. The iGenomics app runs entirely on an iOS device, reducing the need for laptops or large equipment in the field, which is beneficial for workers dealing with outbreaks in developing countries.

Reportedly The iGenomics algorithm quickly displays the DNA sequences of viral pathogens, identifying mutations that are important for the diagnosis and treatment of various diseases.

The authors of the study are Aspin Palatnik, who worked on iGenomics for 8 years, starting at the age of fourteen, and its scientific advisor Michael Schatz. Michael hopes the device will help both laboratory scientists and those fighting various outbreaks of disease in countries with underdeveloped medical infrastructures.
It is assumed that this device will be used by scientists in the field, for example, in isolated places in Africa or Latin America, where access to full-fledged medical equipment is difficult. DNA analysis data is sent via AirDrop, enabling DNA analysis in the most remote locations, even where there is no internet access.

It is assumed that in the future, when infected with any virus, parasites, bacteria, a person will use a similar sequencer to determine his disease and provide this information to his doctor as quickly as possible to select an adequate type of treatment.

Source: phys.org

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Latest News

Phones3 hours ago

Which manufacturers update the OS on smartphones the fastest: Android version 11

Google released the stable version of the Android 11 operating system on September 8, 2020. Very soon, the platform celebrated...

Phones3 hours ago

Nubia Red Magic 6 is the world’s first smartphone with Snapdragon 888 and 500 Hz screen

Nubia Technology CEO Ni Fei continues to fuel interest in the gamer-focused Nubia Red Magic 6 and Red Magic 6...

News3 hours ago

Meizu is not going to inflate the Meizu 18 lineup

The line of flagship smartphones Samsung Galaxu S21 – three models, Xiaomi is preparing to complement the Mi 11 with...

News4 hours ago

Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Lite cannot boast of the performance of its older brothers. It is built on Snapdragon 765G

The first details about the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Lite tablet appeared ten days ago, and now a promising novelty...

Components4 hours ago

5nm, 96 cores, 192 threads and 12 channels of DDR5 memory. Characteristics of the most powerful AMD processors, which will be presented in the fall

While the whole world is waiting for AMD Milan server processors based on Zen 3 architecture, AMD is already working...

Phones5 hours ago

iPhone 12 finally jailbroken: jailbreak for iOS 14 released with support for all models from iPhone 6s

A team of experienced Apple mobile platform hackers Unc0ver has released a jailbreak that works on iOS 14 to 14.3...

Components5 hours ago

All parameters of the ten latest Intel Rocket Lake processors. It remains to find out about the Core i5

There is almost a month before the official start of sales of Intel Rocket Lake processors, and the announcement should...

Software6 hours ago

Many new Trojans for Android found on Google Play

Cybersecurity company Doctor Web published a report on malicious activity for mobile devices in January 2021. And although the total...

Most Popular