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Researchers Develop Tech that Diagnoses Illness Before Symptoms Show

 - May 19, 2010
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The disease-detecting devices that are currently being developed at Duke University’s Institute for Genome Science & Policy reminds me of "Precrime" incidents from the movie 'Minority Report.' Imagine a world in which illnesses can be diagnosed before they even happen?

Well, these disease-detecting devices are slightly more elementary. They find the illness before symptoms appear--not before the person actually becomes sick. Yet I still feel that it is paving the way for technology to do so in the near future.

Developed by Dr. Geoffrey Ginsburg and his team, the disease-detecting devices would "drastically improve clinical judgment in a day-to-day setting," according to Ginsburg. Essentially, it ascertains ailments via genetic markers nearly 24 hours before symptoms appear.