A CRISPR Way to Diagnose Infectious Diseases

New England Journal of Medicine
October 26, 2017  Vol. 377 No. 17
http://www.nejm.org/toc/nejm/medical-journal

 
Clinical Implications of Basic Research
A CRISPR Way to Diagnose Infectious Diseases
A.M. Caliendo and R.L. Hodinka
A new method for detecting infectious disease involves the use of a genetic probe and an enzyme that is activated once the probe specifically binds the DNA of the pathogen.