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Fast, cheap, accurate: Researchers pin hopes on Nobel Prize-winning CRISPR-technology tests to detect coronavirus – USA TODAY

UC Berkeley’s Nobel Prize winner and MIT researchers employ gene-editing technology to develop rapid COVID-19 virus tests.

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Scientists Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer Doudna have won the Nobel Prize in chemistry for their pioneering work on the gene-editing tool CRISPR. The tool has been used to engineer better crops and to try to cure human diseases. (Oct. 7)
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Coronavirus tests performed in labs are the gold standard for accuracy and antigen tests are a fast and inexpensive alternative.
But backers of a third type of test, developed by a Nobel Prize winner using cutting-edge CRISPR technology, say it…

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