NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – A study of blood transfusion recipients from the US and Europe has uncovered a new virus resembling both hepatitis C virus (HCV) and the human pegivirus (HPgV).

As they reported online in mBio today, researchers from the US and Senegal used sequencing to characterize viruses found in blood samples taken before and after transfusion in almost four dozen blood recipients sampled at centers in the US between 1974 and 1980 for the Transfusion-Transmitted Virus Study (TTVS).

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The Jackson Laboratory has filed a complaint accusing Nanjing University of breeding and re-selling its mouse models, the Hartford Courant reports.

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