Jest error parsing React jsx files “Support for the experimental syntax ‘jsx’ isn’t currently enabled”

I ran into this error adding new Jest tests to my React project:

SyntaxError: CellComponent.test.js: Support for the experimental syntax 'jsx' isn't currently enabled (7:34):

and then this recommendation at the end:

Add @babel/preset-react (https://git.io/JfeDR) to the 'presets' section of your Babel config to enable transformation.

Doing an ‘npm i @babel/preset-react –save-dev’ gets us almost all the way there. Add a default babel.config.js with this config and you’re ready to go:

module.exports = {
    presets: [
      '@babel/preset-react',
      [ 
        '@babel/preset-env',
        {
          targets: {
            node: 'current',
          },
        },
      ],
    ],
  };

I pieced this together from multiple places, answers on this question got me in the right direction.

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