SmartphoneIf you thought that DNA testing was the preserve of criminal investigations, laboratories and downmarket TV talk shows, you could be in for a surprise; new developments in the world of DNA testing are making it possible that one day we’ll be able to carry out our own genetic research on a smart phone.

Remember when the human genome was first decoded, around a decade ago? The project took scientists eight years back in the depths of the early noughties, but technology has moved on in leaps and bounds since the turn of the century.  Remember when the desirability factor of a mobile phone depended upon how small it was? And how excited we were when phones got built-in cameras? Continue reading