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Nucleic acid quantification in the field

A lunchbox-sized device for nucleic acid quantification that can be powered by sunlight, a flame or electricity enables the diagnosis of disease in settings with unreliable power supply.

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Fig. 1: Nucleic acid amplification testing in a portable device.

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Ballard, Z., Ozcan, A. Nucleic acid quantification in the field. Nat Biomed Eng 2, 629–630 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41551-018-0292-0

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