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Tata CRISPR Test

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  • September 30, 2020
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Tata CRISPR Test

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-II – Health & GS-III – Achievements of Indians in Sci & Technology

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Key takeaways

  • The Tata CRISPR (Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats) test is powered by CSIR-IGIB (Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology) FELUDA.
  • This test uses an indigenously developed, cutting-edge CRISPR technology for detection of the genomic sequence of SARS-CoV-2 virus.
  • CRISPR is a genome editing technology for diagnosing diseases. 
  • It is the world’s first diagnostic test to deploy a specially adapted Cas9 protein to successfully detect the virus causing Covid-19.
  • It achieves accuracy levels of traditional RT-PCR tests, with quicker turnaround time, less expensive equipment, and better ease of use.

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