Epstein-Barr virus

The newly launched RT-PCR-based molecular diagnostic kits are designed for use in monitoring post-transplantation and immunosuppressed patients.

The NGS-based test improves on a previous PCR-based version and detects circulating DNA from Epstein Barr virus that is shed from cancer cells.

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center researchers found that disease risk loci overlap with transcription factor binding sites.

Researchers use the CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing approach to limit herpesviruses replication.

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: genes under positive selection in Plasmodium falciparum populations, genetic variation in Epstein-Barr viruses, and more.

In addition, Argene will provide BioMérieux with a portfolio of molecular tests for diagnosing infectious diseases in transplant and other immunocompromised patients.

BioMérieux plans to migrate Argene's test products onto a molecular diagnostic platform it is co-developing with Biocartis.

Quest's Focus Diagnostics gets CE Mark for Simplexa EBV and BK virus tests; Cepheid gets FDA nod for Xpert Flu test.

New results from the NASA Twins Study indicate that the immune system may rev up when in space, the Washington Post reports.

Kelvin Droegemeier, the new science advisor, spoke at the American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting, Geekwire reports.

In PNAS this week: whole-genome assembly for the white shark, paper-based microfluidic method for detecting the malaria parasite, and more.

The World Health Organization has announced the members of its gene-editing committee, according to NPR.