The PREDICT/PDF-2180 virus is the latest coronavirus identified in a bat species, supporting a potential bat reservoir role in the evolution of such viruses.
The new platform, called Fusion, is an addition to the Panther system and will run qPCR assays with three "mini panels" currently in the works.
Researchers detected mutations suspected of decreasing human cell binding when they sequenced several MERS-CoV isolates from last year's outbreak in South Korea.
Samples from more than 1,300 dromedary camels in Saudi Arabia offered insights into the coronaviruses carried by camels and their role in recent human outbreaks.
The Enigma MiniLab runs single-tube multiplex panels at the point of care, with a lower price point than other commercially available syndromic panel platforms.
Researchers in Belgium and the UK showed that their custom viral panel on Thermo Fisher's TaqMan qPCR array card is effective in samples from immunocompromised patients.
A strain of the Middle Eastern respiratory syndrome coronavirus found in a man diagnosed with MERS-CoV in Guangdong province is a recombined form of the virus.
Researchers followed individuals from more than two-dozen households for a year, tracking self-reported symptoms and respiratory virus DNA in nasal swab samples.
The real-time, reverse-transcriptase PCR-based in vitro molecular diagnostic test offers the same limit of detection as the CDC's PCR-based test.
The agency tested assays from Altona Diagnostics, Fast-track Diagnostics, and PrimerDesign against its own EUA-approved rRT-PCR assay.
The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative is investing in Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory's BioRxiv.
A study appearing in PLOS One finds that shortened consent forms don't affect clinical trial participants' understanding of the study.
The National Security Agency monitored signal intelligence for signs of "nefarious" genetic engineering projects, Gizmodo reports.
In Nature this week: barley genome sequenced, method for genotyping and phasing short tandem repeats, and more.