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UNC chemists Vyas Sharma and David Lawrence were funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to diagnose diseases in remote African villages by having people spit on seeds. They hope to turn seeds into a cheap, transportable diagnostic kit by tricking seeds into germinating only when they come into contact with an infected patient’s saliva.
Endeavors (NoCar LD 3941.3 A3), Vol. 27 Issue 2, Winter 2011, p40-41, il