Getting Closer to Star Trek Medicine

In the future wearing a red shirt doesn't have to be a death sentence.

In the future, according to Gene Roddenberry, medical testing for any and all known maladies will be accomplished in seconds with the wave of a flashing light wand. BYU researchers have recently unveiled progress in computer chip molecular sorting, which succeeds at identifying pathogens based on their size in moments. This has the potential to revolutionize long and expensive lab testing and uncovering the culprits in medical investigations in a fraction of current time.