October 17, 2003
A new automated process speeds up DNA copying for genetic analysis and biotechnology.
Using convection, the circulation of hot liquids, it can drive a chain reaction that makes strands of DNA multiply exponentially fast. A prototype system generates DNA copies four times faster than standard techniques and could be miniaturized to just .1 millimeter, the researchers claim.
The convection method could drive pocket-sized devices for quick, on-the-spot DNA… read more