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NucleoTide – CRISPR-based biosensors for rapidly detecting harmful marine microbes

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The warming of the oceans due to climate change has increased the frequency and potency of harmful algal blooms. These algae species produce toxins that can harm or even kill people, fish, shellfish, marine mammals, and birds. Researchers at the Wyss Institute are working to develop inexpensive sensors that could detect dangerous algae species earlier without the need for sophisticated lab equipment, to help mitigate the harmful effects of these algal blooms.

Credit: Wyss Institute at Harvard University

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