A weird and wonderful application of loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) and the Genie II instrument. The point here is not so much the application, but the fact that LAMP is being used to distinguish between different samples at the molecular level. The samples might otherwise appear identical, which is often an issue in the food industry, where one foodstuff is passed off as another. Horsemeat anyone?
The paper title is “Differentiation of deer tendons from cattle tendons by a loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) test and bone remodeling bioassays;” Chinese Medicine 2015, 10:33.
Here is a link to the full text of the paper (PDF also available at same link): http://www.cmjournal.org/content/10/1/33.