Harvard University — CRISPR-Based Diagnostics for Febrile Diseases (2024)

Harvard University
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To support research on developing CRISPR-based diagnostics for febrile (fever-inducing) diseases.

Open Philanthropy recommended a grant of $1,597,247 over three years to Harvard University to support research led by Professor James Collins on developing CRISPR-based diagnostics for febrile (fever-inducing) diseases.

Many deadly diseases such as malaria and typhoid fever cause similar fever symptoms, but require targeted treatments. Improved diagnostics could have a large health impact — particularly since these would be designed for use in resource-limited settings in the developing world.

This follows Open Philanthropy’s December 2021 support and falls within its focus area of scientific research, specifically within its interest in advancing human health and wellbeing.

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