Date Published: November 17, 2003
Publisher: Public Library of Science
Partial Text: West Nile virus. Monkey pox. SARS. If the ever-growing list of public health scares has taught us anything, it’s that we need quick, effective tools for detecting emerging viral threats. Researchers led by Joseph DeRisi of the University of California at San Francisco have combined genome databases of sequenced viruses with DNA microarray technology to create such tools.