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Inside the Lab COVID-19, Technology and innovation, Microbiology and immunology

Molecular Diagnostics for the 2019 Novel Coronavirus

As rapidly as the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak is growing, so too are the efforts to combat its spread using diagnostic technology. The newest player on the block? Molecular diagnostics, which aim to detect low levels of virus in the blood to yield faster, more effective infection detection. The creators of these new diagnostics hope that their tools will permit early treatment and slow the global progress of the disease. We spoke to Irene Song, Global Product Manager at diagnostic technology manufacturer GenScript, to learn more.

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Michael Schubert

While obtaining degrees in biology from the University of Alberta and biochemistry from Penn State College of Medicine, I worked as a freelance science and medical writer. I was able to hone my skills in research, presentation and scientific writing by assembling grants and journal articles, speaking at international conferences, and consulting on topics ranging from medical education to comic book science. As much as I’ve enjoyed designing new bacteria and plausible superheroes, though, I’m more pleased than ever to be at Texere, using my writing and editing skills to create great content for a professional audience.

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