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DNA breakthrough for Glasgow University scientists

14 June 2011 Last updated at 14:44 BST

Scottish scientists are leading the way in developing new kinds of DNA analysis which could revolutionise healthcare.

Genetic tests are already used but analysing DNA remains a long and expensive process.

Now, a machine developed in the West of Scotland is changing that and has already helped scientists at the centre of Germany's E. coli outbreak.