A sample is put on a Virochip microarray, and results are compared to databases of all known viral sequences.
Watch two leading virus researchers explain how they use both simple and sophisticated technologies to detect and fight infectious agents.
New technologies like the Virochip harness DNA's properties to identify and fight new viruses.
The SARS epidemic was successfully halted by a global research effort to identify a new virus.
Learn about the science and techniques used to identify different types of bacteria based on their DNA sequences