The research team was led by University of California, Berkeley’s Dr Jennifer
Doudna, a joint winner of the 2020 Nobel Prize for chemistry. Photo: Reuters
California-based researchers develop a test that can detect the coronavirus using gene-editing technology and a modified mobile phone camera.
Mobile phones were used for ‘their robustness and cost-effectiveness, and the fact that they are widely available’, say the researchers.
A team of California-based researchers have developed a test that can detect the coronavirus in five minutes using gene-editing technology and a modified mobile phone camera, a discovery that could solve the issue of under-testing in epidemic-stricken countries.