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  • DNA sensor quickly determines whether viruses are infectious

    An artist's rendering of viruses passing through a nanopore sensor

    A new sensor can distinguish infectious viruses from noninfectious ones thanks to selective DNA fragments and sensitive nanopore technology.

    Image courtesy of Ana Peinetti

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  • Editor’s notes: To reach Yi Lu, email yi-lu@illinois.edu. To reach Benito Marinas, email marinas@illinois.edu.

    The paper “Direct detection of human adenovirus and SARS-CoV-2 with ability to inform infectivity using a DNA aptamer-nanopore sensor” is available online. DOI:10.1126/sciadv.abh2848