A much talked about recent technology has been CRISPR. What can be a better way than using this cutting edge technology in the pandemic. The Covid-Gyan website has articles discussing the CRISPR-CAS-9 technology in two of its resources – antibody testing, possible alternate therauptic strategy.
India’s indigenously developed antibody test to detect COVID-19 infection is based on CRISPR-CAS-9 technology. A cutting-edge technology that can recognize specific genetic sequences, target and identify genomic sequence of the novel coronavirus in suspected individuals, cutting them in short time.
A brief mention of this test is available on the resource:
While at most a-proof-of-concept mention of CRISPR based technology being explored for alternative theraupetic strategy to fight novel coronavirus, is avilable from this resource:
The CRISPR can degrade RNA of the virus, and limit the replication of virus thereby inhibiting it inside the epithelial cells of the human lung that was cultured in lab.
It will be interesting to learn and discuss the CRISPR technology at the molecular level and its mechanisms. While learning about it, I felt it acts as a trojan horse …