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New bacteriophage-based assay gives a person’s whole viral infection history in a drop of blood.


New technology developed by Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) and Brigham and Women’s Hospital researchers makes it possible to test for current and past infections with any known human virus by analyzing a single drop of a person’s blood. The method, called VirScan, is an efficient alternative to existing diagnostics that test for specific viruses one at a time.  The team

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