Early Warning: DNA Researchers Develop Critical Shortcut To Detect Known and Emerging Pathogens

DNA Virus Pathogen Concept

Researchers at McMaster University have developed a sophisticated new tool that could help provide early warning of rare and unknown viruses in the environment and identify potentially deadly bacterial pathogens which cause sepsis, among other uses.

The new algorithm is an advanced tool that can help develop probes to capture trace quantities of pathogens, both known and unknown from a wide variety of situations, like the animal-to-human transmission of infections such as