Volcani Institute Company

Genetic-level diagnosis is a powerful tool for precision identification of viruses, bacteria and even of specific genes - for example those which provide resistance to antibiotics. CRISPR-based systems are known mainly for their use in genetic editing - a discovery that earned it the 2020 Nobel prize in chemistry. However these systems can also be used for quick, simple genetic diagnosis while retaining high specificity. Since CRISPR systems are highly compact, and since they do not require special expertise or equipment, they are potentially highly-suitable for use in long space missions - for example on board the International Space Station or for future missions to the Moon or Mars.