Browsing All posts tagged under »TSA«

Iron Man

August 12, 2011


Bombs, concealed weapons, spare change at the beach – metal detectors were designed to help us find all sorts of things, but what if I told you they could also pick up on genetic diseases?  While not practical (or medicolegally acceptable), they may provide a clue to the diagnosis of a rare inherited disorder. The […]

The End of the TSA?

January 28, 2011


“Probably not, but a guy can dream.” That’s what I thought when I saw this paper in PLoS ONE this week outlining a “Programmable Ligand Detection System.”  The research, financed in large part by the DoD & DHS, aims to “adapt plants to sense and respond to specific substances for use as environmental monitors.”  Antunes […]