Article Courtesy of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory | October 4th, 2016 | Science Daily | Published as Educational Material
A good number of water tests are done with outdated technology, some that have not been replaced in the last few decades. As such, researchers at Berkeley developed the PhyloChip aimed at detecting and recognizing types of microbial pollution in water sources. It uses a DNA-based method to collect data on harmful microbes and matches it to genomes of microbes already known. By using the PhyloChip, developers hope that water tests will be more accurate in their results and approach to a solution. Read more about it here.