Metagenomics for the discovery of novel human viruses.

  title={Metagenomics for the discovery of novel human viruses.},
  author={Patrick Tang and Charles Y. Chiu},
  journal={Future microbiology},
  volume={5 2},
Modern laboratory techniques for the detection of novel human viruses are greatly needed as physicians and epidemiologists increasingly deal with infectious diseases caused by new or previously unrecognized pathogens. There are many clinical syndromes in which viruses are suspected to play a role, but for which traditional microbiology techniques routinely fail in uncovering the etiologic agent. In addition, new viruses continue to challenge the human population owing to the encroachment of… 

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