Chagas disease

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: genetic diversity of Trypanosoma cruzi, sequencing analysis of Chlamydia from turtles, and more.

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: vaginal microbiome composition, population patterns of Chagas-carrying Rhodnius ecuadoriensis, and more.

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: canine GWAS of skeletal syndromes, Chagas disease outcomes and genetic ancestry, and more.

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: founder mutation linked to some leukoencephalopathy cases, transcript and protein profiles of the kissing bug, and more.

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: novel RIG-I-like receptor regulators, approach for identifying adaptive genes, and more.

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: genetic diversity of Theileria annulata parasite, gene expression patterns in glioblastoma, and more.

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: parasitoid wasp sequences in butterflies and moths, nuclear sub-proteome of T. cruzi, and more.

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: genomic analysis of Malaysian tuberculosis strain, database of bat genomes, and more.

The TaqMan PCR classifies six types of Trypanosoma cruzi and was validated on a large international set of samples. 

Researchers used arrays with more than 175,000 peptides matching sections of the Chagas pathogen proteome to characterize novel elements of the immune response to infection.

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The US Food and Drug Administration has new guidelines that enable some gene and cell therapies to undergo expedited review, according to the New York Times.

Using gene drives to control invasive species might be too risky, an initial advocate of the approach says.

In Science this week: intellectual property experts argue patent battles such as the one over CRISPR are wasteful, and more.

Researchers have grown tumors in 3D cell cultures to better understand cancer, the Economist reports.