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This Week in Science

Researchers from Harvard University and elsewhere unveil VirScan, a screening technique that can identify an individual's complete viral history from a small blood sample, in Science this week. The method analyzes antiviral antibodies using immunoprecipitation and massively parallel DNA sequencing of a bacteriophage library that displays proteome-wide peptides from all human viruses.

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A Karmagenes researcher has lost his position after reportedly admitting to data fabrication, according to Retraction Watch.

Two neuroscientists write in Nature News that solving the "reproducibility crisis" in science may require changing the requirements for publication.

In Nature this week: genomic analysis of prehistoric New Mexicans, a nanopore method for mapping DNA methylation, and more.

A new study finds that adding missing good bacteria to the skin microbiome of atopic dermatitis patients decreases Staphylococcus aureus colonization.