As COVID-19 cases rise, so does mutual aid effort launched at UC Berkeley

Eight months after a Ph.D. student and a research assistant turned a UC Berkeley lab into a makeshift hand sanitizer factory, soon producing nearly 500 gallons a week for free distribution to Bay Area residents in need, the project has grown into a formidable mutual aid organization in California during the COVID-19 pandemic.

UC Berkeley launches trial of saliva test for COVID-19

Scientists from Jennifer Doudna’s Innovative Genomics Institute (IGI), the same UC Berkeley group that rapidly opened up a pop-up COVID-19 testing laboratory in March, are now testing a quicker and cost-efficient way to obtain patient samples through saliva.