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Genetic analysis indicates the resurgence of Ebola in Liberia might be due to a survivor of the previous outbreak, the New York Times says.

In Cell this week: dynamics of protein profusion and localization, melanoma classification schemes, and more.

A new study has found that an antigen-based rapid diagnostic test for Ebola could be more reliable under certain circumstances than a recently approved RT-PCR assay for the virus.

The scientists sequenced 85 Ebola virus samples collected last year, mostly in or around the capital Conakry.

Both studies found that the virus changed more slowly over time than initially as deleterious mutations were removed.

In Nature this week: photoactivatable CRISPR/Cas9, genetic analysis of Ebola virus evolution, and more.

The Belgian MDx firm's sights are set on assays for cancer, infectious disease, and sepsis, as well as new iterations of its flagship Idylla platform. 

Two teams from Europe and the US took the Oxford MinIon sequencer to West Africa to sequence Ebola samples.

Researchers used Thermo Fisher's Ion Torrent technology to generate the data, which will allow researchers to monitor the evolution of the pathogen in real time.

Researchers sequenced 25 Ebola genomes isolated from patients infected during the outbreak, publishing their results in Emerging Infectious Diseases

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Nature News reports that recent proposed changes to the US National Science Foundation have raised concerns about a shift away from the agency's focus on basic research.

Noel Rose, the "father of autoimmunity," has died at 92, the Washington Post reports.

According to CNN, Legionella was discovered in buildings leased by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as they reopened following coronavirus pandemic-related closures.

In PLOS this week: genetic analysis of malaria parasite populations in Southeast Asia, genomic surveillance of yellow fever virus in São Paulo, and more.