"We're making molecular diagnostics as easy as a pregnancy test." So says Ben Pascal, co-founder of a startup called Invisible Sentinel that makes a handheld DNA tester. One of the technology's first applications is food safety: Put a prepared sample of peanut butter on the tester, and you'll see one line if it's safe, and two lines if there's salmonella.
For food producers, the technology could mean much faster testing—and avoiding food waste while waiting for results from a lab. Click here to read more.