An Institut Pasteur-Paris-led team analyzed genetic variants among individuals with classic dengue fever or dengue shock syndrome.
Investigators used gene expression and immunological profiling to detect distinct immune responses in dengue virus-infected children with or without symptoms.
The PCR-based test can simultaneously detect for the Zika virus, all serotypes of the dengue virus, the chikungunya virus, the West Nile virus, and a host gene.
Phylogenetic patterns for more than 2,200 dengue viruses collected in Asia over almost 60 years suggest air travel hubs have contributed to the virus' spread in the region.
The group will study the potential risks and benefits of using CRISPR/Cas9 to develop gene drive systems for control and manipulation of mosquito populations.
The method uses graphene-coated silica particles fused to complementary RNA to register impedance changes in the presence of viruses.
The firms also plan to launch a multiplex test for multiple pathogens, including dengue.
Some voters in Florida are considering a ballot question about using genetically modified mosquitos to halt the spread of disease.
The kit is a qualitative nucleic acid assay designed to test for Zika, dengue, and chikungunya viruses simultaneously.
Organizations are pursuing various approaches to control mosquitos harboring dengue and Zika viruses, Technology Review reports.
CNN reports that researchers have tied a new variant to opioid addiction risk.
Organoids derived from patients' tumors may help determine what chemotherapy treatment patients would benefit from, according to New Scientist.
An initiative from GenomeAsia 100K hopes to increase the number of South Asians in genetic research, according to NBC News.
In Science this week: genomic analysis of ancient and modern horses indicates population turnover, and more.