A current story on CNET describes a British effort to create a cell phone app that can conduct tests for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs): In an attempt to cut the UK's rising rates of herpes, chlamydia, and gonorrhea, British health officials say that sexually-transmitted infections will soon be able to be diagnosed by placing urine or saliva on a computer chip, plugging it into their cell phones or computers, and getting results within minutes. Leaving aside the issue of whether it's a good idea to ... read more