FDA Gives Abbott Emergency Use of Five-Minute Coronavirus Test
FDA Gives Abbott Emergency Use of Five-Minute Coronavirus Test
The machine can be run in doctor’s offices and other point-of-care settings to give rapid results.
FDA Gives Abbott Emergency Use of Five-Minute Coronavirus Test
FDA Gives Abbott Emergency Use of Five-Minute Coronavirus Test

The machine can be run in doctor’s offices and other point-of-care settings to give rapid results.

The machine can be run in doctor’s offices and other point-of-care settings to give rapid results.

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Africa Contributes SARS-CoV-2 Sequencing to COVID-19 Tracking
Africa Contributes SARS-CoV-2 Sequencing to COVID-19 Tracking
Munyaradzi Makoni | Mar 30, 2020
In recent years, laboratories on the continent have ramped up genomic sequencing capabilities, offering in-country analyses rather than outsourcing the job.
Locally Made COVID-19 Tests Help Meet Demands
Locally Made COVID-19 Tests Help Meet Demands
Claire Jarvis | Mar 25, 2020
Hospitals and commercial companies are testing thousands of patients for COVID-19 daily, but face reagent and supply shortages.
US Primate Centers Work to Protect Animals from COVID-19
US Primate Centers Work to Protect Animals from COVID-19
Ashley Yeager | Mar 19, 2020
Rhesus macaques can be infected with SARS-CoV-2, leading primate center scientists to try to prevent outbreaks in their colonies, especially as experiments on coronavirus start.
Modelers Struggle to Predict the Future of the COVID-19 Pandemic
Modelers Struggle to Predict the Future of the COVID-19 Pandemic
David Adam | Mar 12, 2020
Disease experts have largely focused on how we got to where we are now with coronavirus infections. Improved data collection and sharing can enhance projections of what’s to come.
SARS-CoV-2 Can Live on Plastic and Steel for 2–3 Days
SARS-CoV-2 Can Live on Plastic and Steel for 2–3 Days
Kerry Grens | Mar 12, 2020
A preprint indicates that coronavirus transmission from surfaces is possible, but does not provide evidence that this has occurred in the COVID-19 pandemic.
RNA Extraction Kits for COVID-19 Tests Are in Short Supply in US
RNA Extraction Kits for COVID-19 Tests Are in Short Supply in US
Jef Akst | Mar 11, 2020
Manufacturing sites are ramping up production of reagents needed to isolate SARS-CoV-2’s genetic material—a key step in testing for the virus.
Studies Estimate Incubation Time, Infectious Period of SARS-CoV-2
Studies Estimate Incubation Time, Infectious Period of SARS-CoV-2
Shawna Williams | Mar 10, 2020
It takes a median of five days after infection to get sick, and patients shed the most coronavirus particles early in the illness, according to two new reports.
Coronavirus’s Genetics Hint at its Cryptic Spread in Communities
Coronavirus’s Genetics Hint at its Cryptic Spread in Communities
Ashley Yeager | Mar 6, 2020
Contact tracing and genetic testing reveal how SARS-CoV-2 circulated among individuals for weeks, especially in the US, before being detected.
Theory that Coronavirus Escaped from a Lab Lacks Evidence
Theory that Coronavirus Escaped from a Lab Lacks Evidence
Emily Makowski | Mar 5, 2020
The pathogen appears to have come from wild animals, virologists say, and there are no signs of genetic manipulation in the SARS-CoV-2 genome.