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2019-03-07 04:14:03

By Andy Coghlan WILL “DNA chips” that reveal your genetic makeup within minutes prove to be awesome medical tools or the means of genetic discrimination? We could find out sooner than anyone expected. A British biotech start-up has filed for a patent on a device that can detect variants of over 2500 genes—including genes that affect behaviour and intelligence. Researchers with the company Genostic Pharma of Cambridge have worked out the blueprint for a system which, they believe,