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Can Taking a Test Now Tell You if You’ve Already Had COVID-19?
The Scientist asks Brigham and Women’s Hospital infectious disease specialist Lindsey Baden about testing for prior infections.
Can Taking a Test Now Tell You if You’ve Already Had COVID-19?
Can Taking a Test Now Tell You if You’ve Already Had COVID-19?

The Scientist asks Brigham and Women’s Hospital infectious disease specialist Lindsey Baden about testing for prior infections.

The Scientist asks Brigham and Women’s Hospital infectious disease specialist Lindsey Baden about testing for prior infections.

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an artistic rendering of CRISPR/Cas9
Ten Years of CRISPR
Sophie Fessl | Jun 28, 2022
This month marks ten years since CRISPR-Cas9 was repurposed as a gene editing system, so we’re looking back at what has been accomplished in a decade of CRISPR editing.
Woman in face shield and blue gown taking cotton swab of patient's mouth while patient sits inside of car
What You Should Know About New Omicron Subvariants
Natalia Mesa | May 17, 2022
The presence and spread of new, more-infectious and immune-evading variants show that the coronavirus is not done mutating.
Illustration of man receiving a COVID test.
Opinion: What COVID-19 Has Taught Us About the Importance of Testing
Mark Kessel | Feb 1, 2022
The pandemic has yielded many lessons. One is that adequate and well-distributed diagnostics are key to battling disease outbreaks.
Learn About Selecting Probes for Lateral Flow Assays
Choosing the Right Nanoparticle Probe for SARS-CoV-2 Lateral Flow Assays
nanoComposix | Jan 19, 2022
Performance-based pros and cons of common nanoparticle probes
Rapid antigen tests for SARS-CoV-2
Are Rapid Tests Worse at Detecting Omicron—and Does It Matter?
Catherine Offord | Jan 14, 2022
Anecdotal reports and results from small studies on the diagnostics’ accuracy have prompted questions about the devices’ usage with the new variant, but researchers say more data are needed and emphasize the continued importance of SARS-CoV-2 testing.
Sodas, Lemon Juice Cause False Positives in Rapid COVID-19 Tests
Christie Wilcox | Jul 12, 2021
Lateral flow tests for COVID-19 can be very accurate and specific when used as directed, but introducing acidic fluids can cause the tests’ detecting antibodies to clump, which may read as a positive result.