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Science news - tracking down viruses

Tantalising news snippet in "Nature" this week. It describes a new technique for sequencing viruses that, it is speculated, may lead to elucidating links between immune disorders, gut biome changes and hitherto unknown virus infection. To quote from the summary: " biomedical researchers have long wondered whether viruses contribute to the symptoms of several elusive conditions, such as chronic fatigue syndrome and inflammatory bowel disease.... viruses might trigger a destructive inflammatory reaction — or they might modify the behaviour of bacteria in a person’s microbiome, which in turn could destabilize metabolism and the immune system."

Read more here nature.com/articles/d41586-...

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