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Researchers found a handful of individuals whose post-transfusion blood samples contained a new virus resembling hepaciviruses and pegiviruses.

The new test will also be packaged as a kit for routine diagnosis of HDV RNA and HBV DNA.

RNA sequencing on samples from three New England seals revealed a new picornavirus that appears to share a common ancestor with human hepatitis A virus.

The funding comes as part of the agency's Advanced Molecular Detection initiative, which is using the technologies to help address infectious disease outbreaks.

The DxN Veris was recently launched as a CE-marked product with a menu of viral load tests, and will launch in a few years in the US with STD and HAI assays. 

Researchers reported on findings from analyses on whole-genome sequences and other features from three fowl adenoviruses found in China during 2012 or 2013.

The company is developing a prototype system that it aims to later validate in clinical samples.

In PLOS this week: phylogenetic study of hepatitis E viruses in Swedish moose, recombination sites in the honeybee genome, and more.

In Cell this week: GWAS with immunophenotyping to examine genetic architecture of the immune system, hepatitis C virus sequesters miR-122 during infection, and more.

The findings also provide new clues about the virus' well-established association with hepatocellular carcinoma.

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Researchers uncovered the HIV virus within a tissue sample collected in 1966, the Atlantic reports.

Nature News reports there are a handful of clinical trials underway to evaluate vaginal microbiome seeding of newborns born via caesarian section.

The Washington Post writes that humans may have contributed to the extinction of cave bears some 20,000 years ago.

In PLOS this week: gene variant may protect against trypanosomiasis, GLIS3 role in type 2 diabetes, and more.