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Lab on Wheels Tracks Zika Spread in Brazil

An international team of researchers is using mobile genetic technology on the ground in Brazil to combat the Zika virus. The team, with a state-of-the-art DNA sequencer, and two vans, is analyzing up to 750 blood samples along a coastal stretch of northeastern Brazil.  The region has been hardest hit by the virus, which causes birth defects. Babies with microcephaly have been born to mothers infected with Zika.  They have unusually small heads and brains, a condition that...

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