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The new instrument has higher throughput than competing systems, while the flu test boasts enhanced sensitivity and protection against seasonal drift.

The Xpert Xpress Flu can detect both influenza A and B virus in 20 minutes from either nasopharyngeal or nasal swabs.

The US National Institutes of Health has ended its ban on gain-of-function viral research and unveiled a framework for reviewing such work.

Samples collected at live poultry markets in China identified birds carrying several low pathogenic avian influenza virus subtypes and various mixed infections.

Sekisui will distribute Mesa's point-of-care molecular system for flu A/fB in the US and Canada, pending approval from regulators.

The Universal Influenza Vaccine Initiative, led by Vanderbilt and the Human Vaccines Project, has turned to omics and AI to create more effective flu vaccines.

Berg will use its Interrogative Biology platform in order to assess potential biomarkers of seasonal influenza vaccination outcomes.

The multiplexed assay is the second available on the Panther Fusion system and the FDA is reviewing a third, the Panther Fusion AdV/hMPV/RV assay.

University of Chicago researchers combined epidemiological and viral gene evolution data to refine influenza modeling.

In PLOS this week: transcriptome study of a cold-tolerant plant, deep sequencing of clinical influenza A samples, and more.

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A new analysis suggests warming, not the arrival of humans, led to the extinction of the woolly rhinoceros thousands of years ago, the Economist reports.

Chinese health officials uncovered SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA on imported frozen food, but the New York Times reports catching COVID-19 that way would be unlikely.

The UK has ordered 60 million coronavirus vaccine doses from Novavax and 30 million doses from Janssen, according to the Guardian.

In Science this week: machine learning model predicts whether ion channel mutations will cause disease, and more.