NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Duke University will use a $19.5 million grant from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to design a portable molecular diagnostic device to detect upper respiratory viruses before the host shows symptoms.

The Duke Institute for Genome Sciences and Policy (IGSP) plans to use the DARPA funds to work with collaborators at the University of Wisconsin, the University of Virginia, and the National Center for Genome Resources, Duke said today.

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