New technique for COVID-19 investigation report using a smartphone camera

Corona virus continues to wreak havoc worldwide. Corona patients are increasing steadily. Right now it takes time for corona investigation report to come. Meanwhile, scientists have developed a new technique for CRISPR-based COVID-19 probes, which results in less than 30 minutes using a smartphone camera. Let’s say that this new technology, which will be able to test the corona in minutes …

A research has recently been published in the journal Cell. According to this research, not only positive or negative results can be achieved with the new test, but it also examines the viral load (ie, the concentration of the virus).

Researchers point out that all CRISPR investigations require viral RNA to be converted into DNA and amplified before it can be detected, which takes longer and is complex.

New technique for COVID-19 investigation report using a smartphone camera
New technique for COVID-19 investigation report using a smartphone camera

Researchers said that in contrast to the current Covid screening process, viral RNA is directly detected using CRISPR, bypassing all these steps in a new way.
“We are excited about CRISPR-based testing because it gives quick and accurate results when needed,” said Jennifer Doudna, senior researcher at the Gladstone Institute in the United States.

Dowdna said this is especially useful in places where there is limited access to the investigation or when repeated rapid investigations are needed. It can overcome many obstacles facing the Covid-19. Dowdna received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for CRISPR-CAS Genome Editing Exploration in 2020. Researchers found that the device accurately detected positive samples within five minutes.

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