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Super-Sensitive Test Spots Cancer Virus Early



10/24/2007 7:34:14 AM

More accurate and sensitive tests for viruses may be on the way. Today, tests rely on amplifying viral DNA until there is enough to identify. This can introduce errors, but a team at Iowa State University, Ames, have found a way to detect the DNA from a single particle of human papilloma virus (HPV), which can cause cervical cancer.

Read at New Scientist


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