The system uses the Cas13 nuclease to identify target sites in various RNA viruses and then destroy them.
In PLOS this week: profile of a yeast mycoparasite, biology of complex diseases, and more.
The test is designed to identify and differentiate between Zika, dengue, and chikungunya in serum samples, even in the presence of more than one target.
Researchers identified 20 genes with enhanced or muted expression in blood samples from dengue virus cases that progress to hemorrhagic fever or shock syndrome.
In Cell this week: approach for mapping enhancers and their targets, comparative protein interaction analysis of dengue and Zika viruses, and more.
In PNAS this week: skin pigmentation evolution among KhoeSan, biomarkers for dengue virus progression, and more.
With long-read sequencing, mapping, and other approaches, researchers assembled a high-quality genome for Aedes aegypti, a notorious infectious disease vector.
In PLOS this week: sequences influencing yeast prion aggregation or degradation, dengue virus genetic variants affect transmission dynamics, and more.
The researchers developed a protocol for dengue and chikungunya virus detection, which they plan to continue to test for outbreak monitoring and diagnostics.
The CDC says that the number of people in the US who have been infected with diseases carried by mosquitoes, ticks, and flea bites have more than tripled in recent years.
23andMe has a holiday popup shop at a mall and could open additional stores, Bloomberg reports.
By studying koalas and a retrovirus that infects them, researchers may have uncovered a new sort of 'immune response' that occurs at the genomic level, Agence France Presse reports.
NPR reports that the first person in the US given a gene editing-based therapy for a genetic disorder is heading home.
In Science this week: ancient genomes reveal social inequality within individual households, new method for quantifying genetic variation in gene dosage, and more.