Close Menu

Researchers with the Coronaviridae Study Group of the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses today published in Nature Microbiology on the process of naming the new coronavirus at the center of a global outbreak. The virus was named severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) due to its close genetic relatedness to viruses in a species prototyped by SARS-CoV.

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.

Nature News reports the US National Institutes of Health is investing in studies of the long-term effects of COVID-19.

The National Health Service is to offer Novartis's Zolgensma for spinal muscular atrophy later this year, according to the Guardian.

Taiwan is to launch a pilot program offering genetic testing to cancer patients, the Taipei Times reports.

In PLOS this week: loci linked to protection against tuberculosis, identification of loci associated with increased risk of squamous cell carcinoma of the aerodigestive tract, and more.

Mar
18
Sponsored by
Thermo Fisher Scientific

Viruses mutate as they strive to thrive in response to selective pressures.

Mar
29
Sponsored by
Thermo Fisher Scientific

Global genetic surveillance is vital for understanding the evolution of viral pathogens and monitoring for changes in transmissibility, virulence, disease pathology, and impact on the efficacy of diagnostic tests, therapeutics, and vaccines.