A US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases-led team sequenced the exome of a young girl with recurrent, severe infections to uncover the gene variant.
Presenters at ASM have used next-generation sequencing to examine Ebola, Zika, and respiratory virus infection and transmission.
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 partially reinstated US travel ban leaves space for uncertainty for researchers, Nature News says.
Researchers find a number of traits differ by sex and could affect mouse model studies, according to Reuters.
Tweaking the skin microbiome could help address some skin conditions, the New York Times reports.
In PNAS this week: DNA methylation profiles of tumor tissue, gene dynamics in prokaryotes, and more.