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Vox writes that lab mishaps involving pathogens are quite common.

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ScienceInsider reports that some risky flu studies that came to a halt a few years back may soon resume.

Reuters reports that UK researchers are using gene-editing tools to develop flu-resistant chickens.

In PLOS this week: Madariaga virus linked to pediatric acute febrile illness cases in Haiti, tool to screen for viral infection in human cell lines, and more.

The firm’s test for detecting flu and differentiating between subtypes A and B is being launched in Europe, Asia, and South America.

The award comes after DNAe completed the first phase of a contract valued at up to $51.9 million, which BARDA initiated in September 2016.

Abbott said that the next-generation molecular POC assays have also been CLIA waived for use on the Abbott ID NOW instrument, formerly called Alere i.

The university health system said that it reduced incorrectly prescribed antiviral prescriptions by almost 11 percent at the sites where it installed the Roche Cobas Liat PCR test platform.

In PNAS this week: history and genetic diversity of the scarlet macaw, approach for predicting human flu virus evolution, and more.

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An initial analysis suggests the novel coronavirus from Wuhan that is sickening people might come from snakes, a team of virologists writes at the Conversation.

DNA testing confirms captured Chicago coyote same as the one that bit a boy near a nature museum, the Chicago Tribune reports.

An analysis of Tibetan ice cores uncovers more than two dozen previously unknown virus groups, LiveScience reports.

In Nature this week: genomic analysis of four children buried in Cameroon approximately 3,000 and 8,000 years ago, and more.