The Best Inventions of 2020
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November 19, 2020 8:56 AM EST

OraSure is helping make COVID-19 testing—and quick results—more accessible. The company received among the first emergency-use authorizations from the FDA for an at-home COVID-19 sample-­collection kit. Instead of going to a health professional and having a swab thrust up their noses, users spit into the OMNIgene Oral collection tube and send it to a lab, which then turns around the results in a day or two. Such collection kits, which anyone can order online, could vastly expand the reach of COVID-19 testing. —Alice Park

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