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COVID-19 Test Kits Being Developed Using RNA Imaging

With a shortage of coronavirus testing kits in many places around the globe, scientists have stepped up to produce a plethora of kit scenarios, each more creative than the next. Now, investigators at Simon Fraser University (SFU) are throwing their hat into the coronavirus diagnostic wing with the use of their pioneering imaging technology—called Mango, for its vivid color.

The researchers originally developed Mango to sensitively detect RNA molecules, helping to improve viral screening for viruses such as the coronavirus while enabling fundamental discoveries into the functioning of cells.

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