The Digital Bio Disk home cancer detector

The Digital Bio Disk home cancer detector

Not sure how badly you want to learn that you have cancer from something that looks like a mid-Nineties CD-ROM drive as opposed to your doctor, but a team of South Korean scientists have created a home cancer and diabetes detection kit that'll go on sale next year. The Digital Bio Disk, as it's called, can scan for both diseases using just a few drops of blood (it's not clear from the article whether it actually detects the disease itself, or just one's genetic predisposition), apparently all you have to do is press a button and you should have results in about forty minutes. It's only about 90% accurate, so probably not a good idea to make any big decisions without having some proper tests done in a lab first.

[Via Near Near Future]