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### Group testing

In statistics and combinatorial mathematics, group testing refers to any procedure which breaks up the task of identifying certain objects into tests on groups of items, rather than on individual ones. First studied by Robert Dorfman in 1943, group testing is a relatively new field of applied mathematics that is an active area of research today and is useful for a wide range of practical applications. A familiar example of group testing involves a string of light bulbs connected in series, where ...