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DNA-testing smartphone aims to tackle drugs resistance

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Published: 12:29 GMT, Jan 19, 2017 |
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Scientists have built a DNA-analysing smartphone attachment that is a fraction of the cost of lab-based kit.

The creators of the phone-powered pathology microscope believe, it could be mass produced for less than $500 (£406) a unit.

They say it could help doctors treat cancer, tuberculosis and other diseases more effectively than is sometimes possible in the developing world.

But a UK firm says it is developing a more advanced and cheaper alternative. Details of the peer-reviewed project are published in the journal Nature Communications.