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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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In Science this week: genetic analysis of pollutant-tolerant fish, and more.

Researchers have found a rare carbapenem resistance gene on a US pig farm, NBC News reports.

New York officials are considering the use of a familial DNA search to get a lead on a suspect in the strangulation death of a runner.

NIH Director Francis Collins has selected a retired Army major general and cardiologist for the CEO spot at the agency's embattled Clinical Center.