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A lab the size of a postage stamp

TEDxBoston 2009 · 16:16 · Filmed Jul 2009
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Traditional lab tests for disease diagnosis can be too expensive and cumbersome for the regions most in need. George Whitesides' ingenious answer is a foolproof tool that can be manufactured at virtually zero cost. (Filmed at TEDxBoston.)

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In his legendary career in chemistry, George Whitesides has been a pioneer in microfabrication and nanoscale self-assembly. Now, he's fabbing a diagnostic lab on a chip. Full bio

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