The Anonymous Widower

The Scientists Who Made A ‘Home-Brew’ Coronavirus Test

The title of this post, is the same as that of this article on the BBC.


Only by reading all the article, will you get any handle on what scientists at the Crick Institute have been up to.

At least, they are on our side!

April 17, 2020 - Posted by | Health | ,


  1. I have read the article. And I have some knowledge of DNA, RNA, PCR etc – not a lot, but more than a lot of people. Indeed I have heard late Francis Crick’s partner, James Watson, speak about their pioneering research. What this article suggests to me is that Dr Swanton and his colleagues have worked very hard to help the world out by making a kit to test for Covid-19, at a reasonable price. And Big Pharma are seriously p***ed off because it is better value for money and they are charging a lot more for theirs and don’t want people to use the Crick Institute’s cheaper version.

    Comment by nosnikrapzil | April 17, 2020 | Reply

  2. I suspect that the Crick procedure gets round all the patents, otherwise the reaction would be in the story. Perhaps, Dr. Swanton and his team have come up with a completely new test, that just uses the same machines?

    Having been involved in the cancer research at Liverpool, I now think, that universities and research institutes have now got all the expensive machines and they are experimenting with using them in other ways, that look promising to scientists, whose brains don’t think normally!

    Comment by AnonW | April 17, 2020 | Reply

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