Cutting-Edge Infectious Disease Diagnostics with CRISPR

Cell Host Microbe. 2018 Jun 13;23(6):702-704. doi: 10.1016/j.chom.2018.05.016.


Three recent Science articles (Chen et al., 2018; Gootenberg et al., 2018; Myhrvold et al., 2018) describe the use of CRISPR-Cas technology to develop point-of-care diagnostics that directly detect viruses from clinical samples. These tests could radically transform approaches to diagnosing infectious diseases at the bedside and in the field.

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MeSH terms

  • CRISPR-Cas Systems*
  • Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats*
  • Viruses