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CRISPR pioneer Doudna opens lab to run COVID-19 tests

The new lab is housed at the University of California, Berkeley’s Innovative Genomics Institute, where Doudna is the executive director.

It is being run by more than 50 volunteers from Berkeley and its environs, including the chief scientific officer of lab equipment giant Thermo Fisher, team members from Salesforce, the head of commercial at laboratory information analysis firm Third Wave Analytics, and workers from Hamilton Corp., a maker of laboratory robots, two of which are used in the laboratory.