Quick and Easy CRISPR-Based COVID Test

Researchers at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) have developed an easy to perform CRISPR-based COVID-19 test that takes only 30 minutes for the results to come in. The test, which involves dipping a paper strip into a mixture containing a nasal sample, is unaffected by new variants of the virus, and could be useful… Read More »

Gilead has sole rights to COVID-19 blockbuster Veklury, GAO concludes

Throughout the frantic response to the pandemic last year, drugmakers worldwide tested hundreds of potential treatments. Gilead’s antiviral remdesivir quickly rose to the top of treatment guidelines, and with the pandemic spiraling out of control, advocacy groups called on the U.S. government to step in and enforce patents against the company.  The federal government, advocates pointed out, has supported research on the medicine over… Read More »

California vaccination site closing temporarily for ‘anime’ event: reports

Sorry, your coronavirus vaccination will just have to wait a couple of days. Officials at a vaccination site near Sacramento, California, say they’ll be shutting down the site temporarily this week so they can host a pre-planned event. Operators of “The Grounds” in Roseville (formerly the Placer County Fairgrounds) said the space had been previously… Read More »