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Low-Cost Nucleic Acid Diagnostics Based on Cell-Free Systems

Alexander Green of Arizona State University in the U.S. and Keith Pardee of the University of Toronto in Canada will develop molecular technologies, hosted by cell-free systems embedded into paper, to create point-of-care diagnostics for multiple diseases at low-costs. These sensitive and specific diagnostics will remain active without refrigeration for one year, and have been demonstrated in proof-of-concept tests with the Zika virus.

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