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Cell Host Microbe. 2016 Jun 8;19(6):752-4. doi: 10.1016/j.chom.2016.05.020.

Synthetic Biology Provides a Toehold in the Fight against Zika.

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  • 1Australian Infectious Diseases Research Centre, School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences, University of Queensland, St Lucia QLD 4072, Australia. Electronic address: roy.hall@uq.edu.au.
  • 2Inflammation and Healing Research Cluster, Genecology Research Centre, School of Science and Engineering, University of the Sunshine Coast, Maroochydore QLD 4558, Australia; Division of Experimental Therapeutics, Columbia University, New York, NY 10027, USA.

Abstract

The World Health Organization has identified the development of a rapid point-of-care diagnostic test for Zika virus as a top research priority. In a recent Cell paper, Pardee et al. (2016) have exploited recent advances in synthetic biology and molecular engineering to deliver a sensitive, affordable, and field-ready Zika test.

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27281566
DOI:
10.1016/j.chom.2016.05.020
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