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Volume 4, Number 3—September 1998
ICEID 1998

New Agents and Disease Associations

Detection and Identification of Previously Unrecognized Microbial Pathogens

David A. Relman
Author affiliation: Stanford University, Stanford, California, USA, and Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System, Palo Alto, California, USA

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Table 1

Newer diagnostic technologies

1. High-density DNA microarrays
     • broad-based pathogen detection and characterization: bacteria, eukarya, viruses
     • virulence-associated gene families
     • comprehensive host gene expression profiles
2. Improved nucleic acid subtractive methods
3. Novel bioassays for toxin activity
neurons–or myocytes–on-a-chip

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