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New high-speed Covid-19 test can detect the virus in just five minutes

coronavirus in just five minutes. The diagnostic does not require expensive lab equipment, meaning it could potentially be rolled out for use in schools, workplaces and doctor's offices.A team of American scientists led by Dr Jennifer Doudna, who won a share of the 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry this week, have come up with a way to detect the virus using CRISPR gene-editing technology.The test is far faster than current diagnostics which can 24 hours or more to return a result, and experts say.

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