Handheld Device to Test Drug Side Effects

Researchers at Imperial College London are at work developing a handheld SNP DR device to test for reactions to prescription medications in patients. The device, pronounced “Snip doctor,” is able to identify “markers for reactions to prescription medications by spotting single nucleotide polymorphisms within the DNA on a saliva sample.” The team is working to develop a better version of the product that will be able to analyze more complex reactions to drugs.

(Source: MedGadget)

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