A promising COVID19 CRISPR-based (very quick) test

UC San Francisco School of Medicine has come up with a brilliant test for COVID19 and I’m obsessed. The breakdown in Nature is highly technical, but fascinating if you’re into gene-replication and RNA. The test takes less the 40 minutes, is highly accurate, and only takes a respiratory swab. So, yeah. YAY.

What’s really up with CDC COVID-19 testing

Kate Greenaway illustrated Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes, and her “Ring Around the Rosie” – and my mother’s creepy, captivating, great-storyteller tale of what lay behind it – made me permanently hooked on plagues. Plus, I have a very weird but very real feel for pathogens. Always have.