NIAID

The grant is specifically intended to support the development of noninvasive, rapid tests that can be used at the point of care in developing country settings.

An exome sequencing analysis of individuals from eight families led to homozygous loss-of-function mutations in CD55 and ties to complement system activity.

After identifying mutations in CARD11 in individuals with severe atopic dermatitis, investigators began untangling potential signaling consequences.

A US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases-led team sequenced the exome of a young girl with recurrent, severe infections to uncover the gene variant.

NIH researchers got tantalizingly close to long-term engraftment at levels that could provide a clinical benefit in gene therapy applications.

Make Your Own Vaccine

There are a number of efforts underway to develop DNA vaccines for diseases like Zika, according to the Wall Street Journal.

The agency has committed $11 million for the creation of a network of research centers that will use systems biology approaches to build predictive models for infectious diseases.

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases is seeking proposals for research into the three-dimensional atomic structures of pathogen proteins.

The researchers will use a new humanized mouse model to obtain genetic information at different life stages of the parasite.

Researchers put together an almost 2-billion-base genome assembly for the deer tick, which can transmit pathogens causing Lyme disease and other conditions.

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A research duo estimates in PLOS One the number of papers that have used misidentified cell lines.

UK's National Institute for Health and Care Excellence approves GlaxoSmithKline's SCID gene therapy despite cost.

Science reports that Brazilian researchers are petitioning for the reversal of budget cuts.

In PLOS this week: gene flow patterns in common ash, guidelines for using morpholinos in zebrafish, and more.