NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Researchers from the University of Hong Kong have performed a comparative genomic analysis of pre-epidemic and epidemic Zika virus in the hopes of finding out how and why it went from fewer than 20 sporadic cases in Africa and Asia before 2007 to a large epidemic causing neurological conditions in children and adults.

To read the full story....

Register for Free.

Already have a GenomeWeb or 360Dx account?
Login Now.

The London School of Economics' Daniele Fanelli argues at the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that the reproducibility crisis in science isn't as dire as some say.

A team of researchers in Portugal has examined the genomic basis for racing pigeons' athleticism and navigational skills, finding it's likely polygenic.

Wired reports that diagnostic firms continue to seek, post-Theranos, the ability to diagnose diseases from small amounts of blood.

In Science this week: analysis of DNA from ancient North Africans, and more.