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In Genome Biology this week: improved reference genome for the Asian tiger mosquito Aedes albopictus, links between Ebola variants and outcomes, and more.

Ebola viruses passaged in bat renal cells appeared to be subject to RNA editing by host enzymes, while more adaptive mutations arose after passaging in a human kidney cell line.

Based on expression patterns in mouse strains with variable infection susceptibility, investigators came up with a signature that predicted Ebola virus response in West Africa patients.

In Cell this week: B cell responses in Ebola survivors, two mRNA anti-terminator proteins, and more.

Researchers trained a machine-learning model to predict animal reservoirs or insect vectors for dozens of "orphan" viruses with unknown natural sources.

In PNAS this week: population structure in Helicoverpa, AMP-activated protein kinase levels in nicotine-exposed mice, and more.

The researchers found that the expression of certain genes was better at helping them predict when Ebola would develop than indications of infection like fever.

The Fraunhofer USA team will partner with a Fraunhofer Society institute in Germany in order to reduce the cost for its patented microchip that detects viruses including Ebola.

In PLOS this week: approach to diagnose hemorrhagic fevers, recessive disease mutations in mixed-breed dogs, and more.

The researchers found multiple enzymes that indicate causes of dysregulated adaptive immunity and tissue damage in fatal Ebola virus disease.

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Two COVID-19 vaccine developers have released their trial protocols to build public trust, the New York Times reports.

A new analysis finds the rapid COVID-19 test from DnaNudge to be highly accurate, Reuters reports.

In Science this week: global citizens' assembly on genome-editing technologies proposed, epigenetic markers predict metformin response, and more.

According to the Verge, many US states are not including positive results from rapid COVID-19 testing in their case numbers.