Achieving room temperature DNA amplification by dialling in destabilization
The ability to amplify nucleic acid biomarkers at room temperature has remained elusive despite the great need of diagnostics suitable for the point of care. To exponentially amplify DNA within a wide range of ambient temperatures (18–26 °C), we explore combining two destabilizing elements in our isothermal lesion-induced DNA amplification system. We demonstrate rapid DNA amplification at the bench without a heat source.
- This article is part of the themed collection: 2015 Emerging Investigators