DNA nets capture COVID-19 virus in low-cost rapid-testing platform

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Tiny nets woven from DNA strands can ensnare the spike protein of the virus that causes COVID-19, lighting up the virus for a fast-yet-sensitive diagnostic test – and also impeding the virus from infecting cells, opening a new possible route to antiviral treatment, according to a new study.Credit: Xing Wang, University of Illinois CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Tiny nets woven from DNA strands can ensnare the spike protein of the virus...

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