New CRISPR-based test for COVID-19 uses a smartphone camera

SAN FRANCISCO, CA–December 4, 2020–Imagine swabbing your nostrils, putting the swab in a device, and getting a read-out on your phone in 15 to 30 minutes that tells you if you are infected with the COVID-19 virus. This has been the vision for a team of scientists at Gladstone Institutes, University of California, Berkeley (UC […]

New CRISPR-based gene drive approach successfully overcomes issue of resistance in females — ScienceDaily

Employing a strategy known as “population modification,” which involves using a CRISPR-Cas9 gene drive system to introduce genes preventing parasite transmission into mosquito chromosomes, University of California researchers have made a major advance in the use of genetic technologies to control the transmission of malaria parasites. University of California, Irvine postdoctoral researcher Adriana Adolfi, in […]