Bay Area labs fighting coronavirus, sometimes leaving regular work aside

  • April 13, 2020

Bay Area laboratories are marshaling their expertise to study promising ways of treating COVID-19 and improve testing for the illness as the world frantically fights the coronavirus pandemic.

Local scientists are using procedures designed to investigate a potential cure for HIV on the coronavirus instead. Companies that have done work around rare eye conditions and genetic testing are now helping to test for the coronavirus. A major research funding institution is pouring millions of dollars into fast-tracked treatment projects, even as it tries to keep other projects on track.

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