Star Trek-style device could help spot 'rogue' genetically modified organisms in the environment
Eco-warriors could soon get a sci-fi boost in the form of a handheld device for spotting rogue genetically modified organisms (GMOs).
Researchers in the US are developing the devices, inspired by tricorders from Star Trek, to detect traces of GMOs which could leech into the environment, disrupting ecosystems.
The technology could enable users to scan streams and rivers for modified proteins and DNA which could potentially cause damage.
DETECTING GM ELEMENTS Researchers at Rice University are developing a handheld device capable of detecting DNA and proteins from genetically modified... read more
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