Close Menu

NEW YORK – A CRISPR-based loss-of-function screen has identified host genes that are needed for SARS-CoV-2 to infect human lung cells, pointing to potential novel treatment targets for COVID-19.

SARS-CoV-2 has infected more than 40 million people worldwide, leading to more than 1 million deaths. While a number of vaccines against SARS-CoV-2 are in clinical trials, others are looking for potential therapeutics to treat COVID-19.

To read the full story....

...and receive Daily News bulletins.

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

Don't have a GenomeWeb or 360Dx account?
Register for Free.

The UK has given emergency authorization for Pfizer and BioNTech's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, the Associated Press reports.

A US advisory committee says healthcare workers and nursing home residents should be prioritized to receive a SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, according to the Financial Times.

The Wall Street Journal reports North Korean hackers have targeted half a dozen companies developing SARS-CoV-2 vaccines.

In Cell this week: long-term SARS-CoV-2 shedding, examination of the effects of a coronavirus spike protein mutation, and more.

Sponsored by

Diverse components of the UC Davis campus have been mobilized to deploy HTP testing to provide a safe working environment and keep the pandemic under control.