Lab on the beat

Firth, Niall
November 2005
Engineer (00137758);11/14/2005, Vol. 293 Issue 7688, p8
The article reports that a portable DNA device that promises to reduce the amount of time analyzing crime scenes is expected to begin government Forensic Science Service trials. Developed at the University of Southampton, it could cut the time it takes to analyze a DNA sample from a couple of days to a couple of hours. Professor Stephen Haswell at the university's chemistry department calls it micro-fluidics. It uses miniaturized chips with microscopic channels etched on the glass surface.


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