HOUSTON, Oct. 26, 2001 – A University of Houston scientist has developed a chemical process for building a device that could help doctors predict a patient’s response to drugs or screen patients for thousands of genetic mutations and diseases, all with one simple lab test. The DNA chip – similar to a computer chip but imbedded with DNA molecules instead of electronic circuitry – is designed to probe a biological sample for genetic information that indicates whether the person has a genetic predisposition for certain diseases or conditions.
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