Open Philanthropy recommended a grant of $600,123 over two years to Harvard University to support research led by 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, so improved diagnostics could have a large health impact — particularly since these would be designed for use in resource-limited settings in the developing world.
- Harvard University
- Award Date:
- To support research on developing CRISPR-based diagnostics for febrile diseases.