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The viral load of an HIV patient is used to determine the effectiveness of a treatment and the progression of the patient's disease, but the necessary equipment to monitor patients' viral loads is too expensive for developing countries. So researchers at Caltech developed a new microfluidic chip that makes it possible to measure viral load in the field quickly and cheaply, reports Technology Review's Courtney Humphries.

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