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Brazilians develop state-of-the-art Zika test

Good morning! We’re covering today a groundbreaking way of testing for the Zika virus—which scared the world in 2016 and 2017. Plus, Jair Bolsonaro’s latest strategy to foster economic growth. And the rising tensions around the Supreme Court. (This newsletter is for platinum subscribers only. Become one now!)

Brazilians develop state-of-the-art Zika test

Researchers at the University of São Paulo developed a test to improve diagnoses of the Zika virus. Until now, the main obstacle for properly diagnosing the mosquito-borne disease is its genetic resemblance with dengue fever. The new test, however, enhances precision from 75 to...

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