Researchers from the University of Washington have used sequence function maps generated using deep sequencing to improve two in silico-designed influenza inhibitors so that they can better fight different virus strains.

The research team has combined computational drug design and sequencing to optimize two neutralizing antibodies — HB80.3 and HB36.4 — that bind to a portion of the hemagglutinin protein on the surface of influenza viruses.

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The New York Times and ProPublica say that many physicians fail to disclose their financial ties when publishing in medical journals.

The Wall Street Journal reports Human Longevity's valuation has dropped by 80 percent.

Science reports that the US National Cancer Institute is cutting its operating budget by 5 percent.

In PLOS this week: similar variants seen in bullbogs, people with Robinow syndrome; ApoE genotypes in African-American, Puerto Rican populations; and more.