Bird flu detection made easy

STMicroelectronics has successfully developed a chip which it claims will be able to detect strains of influenza in human subjects, and has been touted to be a "mini laboratory on a chip". Parents who are scared stiff of their kids catching the dreaded bird flu will definitely welcome such an invention, capable of detecting the virus within a couple of hours. Apparently, this new chip has garnered interest from a fair bit of people, including airport officers who want to scan passengers so that they know whether someone is carrying the deadly virus or not. No idea is advocacy groups are open to this idea since the issue of personal privacy will definitely crop up.

Source: Gearlog

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