A CRISPR Way to Diagnose Infectious Diseases

New England Journal of Medicine
October 26, 2017  Vol. 377 No. 17

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.