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Researchers from the University of California, San Francisco, and elsewhere present a validated clinical assay for detecting pathogens by metagenomic sequencing on cerebrospinal fluid samples. The team applied the approach — which includes a custom bioinformatics pipeline called SURPI+ — to CSF samples from individuals with meningitis or encephalitis.

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