July 31, 2006
Wormy the Detector

New Scientist is carrying this report summarizing the development of a rather unique detection device. By gentically engineering nematode worms, scientists have created critters which can sense the presence of various sorts of chemicals. A sort of squirmy sniffer, if you will. The hope is to create more sensitive tests which can be run in less restrictive conditions.

Posted by scott at July 31, 2006 12:44 PM

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