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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – A team of researchers at Boston University and the United States Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases have developed a model for the early detection of Ebola infection, demonstrating that Ebola virus disease (EVD) has a uniform and predictable response to infection, and that the expression of a subset of genes was more efficacious for helping them predict disease development than other host-based indications of infection such as fever.

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In Genome Research this week: metagenomic sequencing assay that detects pathogens in cerebrospinal fluid, single-tube long fragment read approach, and more.

Apr
30
Sponsored by
Lexogen

This webinar will discuss novel long-read transcript sequencing (LRTseq) methods for transcriptome annotation that could increase the efficiency and accuracy of future sequencing projects.

May
01
Sponsored by
Illumina

This webinar will discuss the benefits of virus-specific target capture combined with next-generation sequencing (NGS) to identify viral infections and conduct comprehensive genomic and transcriptomic interrogation.