Targeted DNA sequencing and in situ mutation analysis using mobile phone microscopy.

Kühnemund M, Wei Q, Darai E, Wang Y, Hernández-Neuta I, Yang Z, Tseng D, Ahlford A, Mathot L, Sjöblom T, Ozcan A, Nilsson M

Nat Commun 8 (-) 13913 [2017-01-17; online 2017-01-17]

Molecular diagnostics is typically outsourced to well-equipped centralized laboratories, often far from the patient. We developed molecular assays and portable optical imaging designs that permit on-site diagnostics with a cost-effective mobile-phone-based multimodal microscope. We demonstrate that targeted next-generation DNA sequencing reactions and in situ point mutation detection assays in preserved tumour samples can be imaged and analysed using mobile phone microscopy, achieving a new milestone for tele-medicine technologies.

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PubMed 28094784

DOI 10.1038/ncomms13913

Crossref 10.1038/ncomms13913

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pmc PMC5247573