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DNA Nanoball Strategy

DNA Nanoball Strategy:

In a remarkable scientific development, the Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA) nanoball strategy has emerged as a groundbreaking, cost-effective technology for the rapid detection of pathogens in the field.

  • Pathogens are microorganisms that can cause disease in their host.
  • They can be viruses, bacteria, protozoans, or fungi.
  • The DNA nanoball strategy combines nucleic acids-based diagnostics and loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) technology for rapid pathogen detection.
  • LAMP is a process that amplifies circular DNA molecules into long strands that contain multiple copies of DNA.
  • These strands then fold into spherical structures called DNA nanoballs, which can be easily observed by a microscope or an electrical device.
  • The design does not need laboratory techniques to support diagnosis.
  • It is a low-cost technology that can be widely deployed and scalable.