|Lab on a chip|
"FLATOW: Do you see an app that could do DNA analysis at your home?
TOPOL: Absolutely. Oh, I'm glad you mentioned that, Ira. So that other big thing about smartphones is with this so-called lab on a chip add-on, microfluidics. You can make that into a laboratory. So you can do a DNA - you can't do a whole sequence now, but you could do a genotype for a drug interaction. And you can also do things like thyroid function test, liver function test, kidney function test. So there's so much you could do. It's not yet available for consumers, but it will be in the near future.
FLATOW: Yeah. We'll see that gene analysis coming real soon now also, I think so. Thank you, Eric, for taking time to be with us today.
TOPOL: Sure. Great to talk with you, Ira.
FLATOW: Good information. Eric Topol MD, cardiologist, author of 'The Creative Destruction of Medicine,' also director of the Scripps Translational Science Institute in La Jolla, California.
I'm Ira Flatow in New York."
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