Pentagon scientists develop microchip that detects COVID before symptoms when placed under skin

Pentagon researchers developed a microchip that can be inserted under the skin to detect COVID-19 infection before a person begins showing symptoms.

“It’s a sensor,” said Dr. Matt Hepburn, an infectious disease physician and retired Army colonel. “That tiny green thing in there, you put it underneath your skin, and what that tells you is that there are chemical reactions going on inside the body, and that signal means you are going to have symptoms tomorrow.”

The technology was developed by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, a top-secret unit launched during the Cold War era that studies emerging technologies and how they can be applied for use in
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