An 8 Minute DNA Test For Salmonella

Australian researchers have created a sensitive, super-fast test for five different serotypes of Salmonella which could dramatically reduce incidences of food poisoning in public health settings. As reported in the Journal of Molecular Diagnostics, the scientists observed that their newly-developed assay was extremely sensitive, capable of detecting trace amounts of bacterial DNA in as little as eight minutes.

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