Ebola Ebola Virus Appears to Undergo Distinct Changes in Bat, Human Host Cell Line Experiments 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. Ebola Virus Response Signature Emerges From Mouse Gene Expression Data 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. RNA Virus Reservoir, Vector Predictions From Genome Data May Help Prevent Disease Outbreaks Researchers trained a machine-learning model to predict animal reservoirs or insect vectors for dozens of "orphan" viruses with unknown natural sources. Researchers Develop Interferon Signature Model for Early Detection of Ebola Infection 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. Fraunhofer USA Team Developing Microfluidic qRT-PCR Device for RNA Viral Detection Premium 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. Nov 20, 2017 Multi-Platform Omics Analysis Reveals Biomarkers of Human Host Response to Ebola Infection Nov 20, 2017 GNA Biosolutions Releases 'Laser PCR' Platform for Research Use in Europe Premium Jun 16, 2017 Study Shows Potential of Thermo Fisher OpenArray qPCR Platform in Multiplexed Blood Screening Premium Jun 4, 2017 Sequencing Increasingly Enables Viral Surveillance During Outbreaks, According to ASM Speakers May 12, 2017 Metagenomic Analysis Tool Taxonomer IDs Multiple Pathogens From Clinical Samples Apr 12, 2017 Ebola Genomes Help Reconstruct Virus' Spread During West African Outbreak Jan 19, 2017 Ebola Survivors Have Different Transcriptome Profiles From Those Who Die Sep 13, 2016 Ebola Vaccine Development Gets Boost From US Army Team's LC/MS Method Premium Jun 1, 2016 Ebola Test From J&J's Janssen Pharmaceutica Granted EUA by FDA May 19, 2016 Sequencing of Ebola Samples Finds Cases Transmitted by Sex, Breast Feeding Apr 29, 2016 Ebola Re-emergence in Liberia Involved Virus With Reduced Evolutionary Rate, Study Suggests Feb 26, 2016 Bioneer Receives CE IVD Mark for PCR Zika Detection Kit Feb 17, 2016 AI Biosciences Thermos Thermal Cycler Adapted for Multiplexing, RT-PCR Premium Feb 3, 2016 Researchers Report on Ebola Virus Patterns Detected by Portable Lab Sequencing Jan 13, 2016 Sandia Researchers Developing Multiplex Assay Differentiating Viral Febrile Illnesses, Malaria Premium Dec 9, 2015 USAMRIID-Led Study Looks at Ebola Transmission, Adaptation in Liberia Nov 11, 2015 BioFire Defense Ebola Test Fares Well in Sierra Leone, UK Evaluation Premium Oct 15, 2015 NEJM Studies Explore Ebola Virus Persistence in Sperm, Confirm One Sexual Transmission Case Oct 7, 2015 Paul G. Allen Ebola Program Awards $6.9M for Ebola Diagnostics Oct 1, 2015 UCSF-led Team Shares Details of Nanopore-Based Viral Detection Assay, Analysis System Premium Load More Breaking News Top Five Articles on GenomeWeb Last Week: Illumina, Liquid Biopsy, Thermo Fisher Scientific, and More Becton Dickinson Sues Beckman Coulter Over Cell Analysis, Sorting IP Genecast to Evaluate Liquid Biopsy EGFR Mutation Test in Early-Stage Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Celemics, Strand Life Sciences Partner on Integrated Platform for NGS Analysis Twist Bioscience, Regeneron Genetics Center Codevelop NGS Genotyping Panel for Population Sequencing Oncocyte Inks At-Market Agreement to Sell Up to $50M in Stock The Scan Another Resignation According to the Wall Street Journal, a third advisory panel member has resigned following the US Food and Drug Administration's approval of an Alzheimer's disease drug. Novavax Finds Its Vaccine Effective Reuters reports Novavax's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine is more than 90 percent effective in preventing COVID-19. Can't Be Used The US Food and Drug Administration says millions of vaccine doses made at an embattled manufacturing facility cannot be used, the New York Times reports. PLOS Papers on Frozen Shoulder GWAS, Epstein-Barr Effects on Immune Cell Epigenetics, More In PLOS this week: genome-wide association study of frozen shoulder, epigenetic patterns of Epstein-Barr-infected B lymphocyte cells, and more.