FDA Greenlights a CRISPR-Based Test to Diagnose Covid-19

The test gives a result within an hour

Transmission electron micrograph of SARS-CoV-2 virus particles, isolated from a patient. Credit: NIAID

A test that can diagnose the coronavirus within an hour using the gene-editing technology known as CRISPR has received emergency use authorization from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

The test was developed by Sherlock Biosciences, a biotech company launched in March 2019…

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Emily Mullin

Emily Mullin

Former staff writer at Medium, where I covered biotech, genetics, and Covid-19 for OneZero, Future Human, Elemental, and the Coronavirus Blog.

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