Sputum PCR for TB Detection | GenomeWeb

Annual PCR-based screening of sputum for tuberculosis may reduce the prevalence of the disease, and drug-resistant forms of the disease, in prisons in the former Soviet Union, a new study in PLOS Medicine says. Technology Review's Susan Young notes that TB rates in such prisons are among the highest in the world.

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