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The Virus Whisperer

Today's New York Times includes a Q&A with UCSF's Joe DeRisi, best known in this field for his development of the virus microarray that enabled the identification of SARS in 2003. DeRisi talks about how the idea for the chip came about to solve the problem of sorting out viruses, which "had always been a laborious and time-consuming effort," he says. "Sometimes, it took 10, 20 years to find a virus [researchers] knew had to be in there."

 

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