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Grand Roundup: Top posts for the week of April 11

The five most-read posts on Scope this week were:

Viruses can cause warts on your DNA: Rockefeller University researchers show that the human genome represents a fossil record of ancient retroviruses that once infected a person's ancestors.

Windows ER? Microsoft researchers are exploring ways to use electronic displays to help keep emergency room patients updated on their care and recently tested a prototype for a personalized patient information display at a Washington, D.C.-area hospital.

Stanford researcher talks about TB project in North Korea: Infectious disease specialist Sharon Perry, PhD, discusses her work in North Korea with a team of American health specialists to develop the country's first diagnostic laboratory to test drug-resistant tuberculosis.

Eating-disorder diagnosis may delay, prevent treatment: New research from Stanford and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital shows that diagnosing adolescents with an "Eating Disorder Not Otherwise Specified" may be delaying or preventing sick patients from getting treatment.

New web-based application tracks evolution of pathogens: A video demonstration of how a new online mapping program known as SupraMap could help public health officials predict and respond to infectious diseases outbreaks more effectively.

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