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New mask could diagnose wearer with COVID-19 within 90 minutes

The Jerusalem Post

July 3, 2021

A new face mask could diagnose those who wear it with COVID-19 within about 90 minutes, according to a study conducted by engineers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University

The masks have tiny, disposable sensors, referred to as Specific High-sensitivity Enzymatic Reporter unLOCKing (SHERLOCK). The study, published in Nature Biotechnology, shows that the sensors could also be incorporated into clothing, providing a new way to monitor exposure to the virus.