The Hunt for Genetically Engineered Organisms

Similar to a Star Trek Tri-Corder device, physicists and biologists at the University of Notre Dame, Rice University, and the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies in New York have teamed up to develop a field-ready device to detect the genetic or protein signature of genetically engineered (GE) organisms in the environment. This device uses Light Transmission Spectroscopy (LTS) to measure the size of very small particles (nanoparticles).