Engineers develop a quick urine test using CRISPR, barcoded DNA and nanoparticles to diagnose for cancer.
Rapid diagnosis of cancer can save lives. Now, engineers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed a new nanoparticle sensor that can detect cancer and other diseases with a simple urine test. Barcoded DNA administered to patients using nanoparticles is cleaved and excreted in urine where it is analysed.
April 26, 2023