Toothbrush to check your DNA for cancer

Toothbrush to check your DNA for cancer

Toothbrush to check your DNA for cancer - feature article

Read about the ground-breaking work coming from Oxford Nanopore Technologies, who we are proud to count as one of our customers.

Nanopore Sequencers

Tiny microchips embedded in toothbrushes could soon warn us about the early onset of diseases including cancer and Alzheimer’s, technologists believe.

Known as nanopore sequencers, they analyse DNA as it passes through a tiny hole on the chip and decode it into a digital format, in a process known as “sequencing”. These digital readings can then be assessed against genetic markers that are known to indicate disease.

The sequencers are becoming smaller and could soon be embedded in any product or device that comes into contact with human DNA.

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