PROM­ISE OF TECH­NOL­OGY

BIG­GEST GAME-CHANG­ERS IN CAN­CER RE­SEARCH

India Today - - CANCER -

GENE EDIT­ING AND CRISPR-CAS9

The ul­ti­mate, world-chang­ing tech­nol­ogy of our time. This rad­i­cally fast, easy and pre­cise gene edit­ing soft­ware tool al­lows sci­en­tists to cut, patch, slice, edit, ac­ti­vate or si­lence genes in the DNA of liv­ing or­gan­isms, con­duct molec­u­lar surgery on genes, re­move ab­nor­mal­i­ties and re­place those with nor­mal genes, even re­move genes which give an ad­van­tage to can­cer cells. Has rev­o­lu­tionised bio­med­i­cal re­search and changed how we tar­get can­cer ther­a­peu­ti­cally

GENE SE­QUENC­ING ON USB

The decade-old next gen­er­a­tion se­quenc­ing tech­nol­ogy is now en­ter­ing the doc­tor’s of­fice.

The Ox­ford Nanopore Tech­nolo­gies USB has a se­quenc­ing unit the size of a large sta­pler and draws its source of power through the USB port in a lap­top. The MinION, weigh­ing un­der 100 gms and at $1,000, is the only por­ta­ble, real-time de­vice for DNA and RNA se­quenc­ing

IN­TEL­LI­GENT SUR­GI­CAL KNIFE

The iKnife can de­tect in­stantly if a tis­sue is can­cer­ous or not. De­vel­oped by sci­en­tists at Im­pe­rial Col­lege, Lon­don, it uses elec­tro­surgery to make in­ci­sions with min­i­mal blood loss. The vapourised tis­sue smoke is then an­a­lysed to de­tect ma­lig­nant tis­sue in real time. Can sig­nif­i­cantly re­duce the length of op­er­a­tions in on­col­ogy

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from India

© PressReader. All rights reserved.