Image of Jennifer Doudna wearing a mask and talking about the Innovative Genomics Institute's COVID-19 saliva testing

Berkeley Lab Testing New Saliva-Based COVID Test

California is experiencing a surge in reported cases of COVID-19. Three months into the pandemic tests remain scarce.

Early on, at UC Berkeley, Dr. Jennifer Doudna who co-discovered CRISPR gene editing technology, transformed her lab into one focused on COVID testing.

Her team has come up with a saliva-based test, they’ve been trying out on campus this week.


Genomics, Infectious Disease


IGI / UC Berkeley



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