Smithsonian reports that some researchers are turning to gene editing to target established infections like herpes.
The Sentosa SA201 HSV-1/2 PCR test detects herpes virus DNA from oral or anal skin lesions in symptomatic patients.
The test is designed to detect and differentiate herpes simplex virus types 1 and 2, Treponema pallidum, and varicella-zoster virus.
A research trio traces the origin of genital herpes in humans to Paranthropus boisei, according to LiveScience.
The Aptima HSV 1 & 2 nucleic acid amplification test qualitatively detects and differentiates between HSV-1 and HSV-2 on the automated Panther system.
In PLOS this week: regulators of brown adipocyte differentiation, longevity and FOXO3 variants, and more.
The test is the fifth assay on the Solana platform to obtain clearance, and expands the firm's offerings in the women's health market.
The Public Health England lab plans to continue to use Oxford Nanopore's MinIon to help discover novel resistance mutations and elements that influence virulence.
Researchers use the CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing approach to limit herpesviruses replication.
The multiplex qPCR test can detect and discriminate herpes simplex virus 1 and 2 as well as varicella zoster virus, which can be mistaken for HSV in a proportion of cases.
University of California, San Diego, researchers have developed a gene drive to control a fruit-destroying fly.
A new study of a β-thalassemia gene therapy appears promising, according to NPR.
Futurism writes that gene doping could be the next generation of cheating in sports.
In Nature this week: hair color genes, hybridization between 13-year and 17-year cicadas, and more.