Test the Waters

Researchers at British Columbia's public health laboratories are developing a metagenomics-based test to detect contaminated water though the presence of pathogens' DNA, reports The Vancouver Sun. Current procedures, project co-leader Judith Isaac-Renton tells the Sun, take days to complete, as samples are transported and cultured.

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