NIAID

Its most advanced gene expression signatures are for infectious disease diagnostics and are aimed at enabling the appropriate prescription of antiviral and antibiotic medications.

A new analysis finds that better grant-writing skills may help early-career researchers stay funded and stay in academia.

The company said it will use the funding to accelerate the development of an affordable sequencing test for metagenomic samples.

The new centers will generate genomic resources and tools for infectious disease research.

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: hierarchical fine-mapping approach, genomic and sub-genomic variations in lab porcine epidemic diarrhea virus strains, and more.

First Stages

Early trial of experimental gene-based Zika vaccine indicates it is tolerated and leads to an antibody response.

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.

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New results from the NASA Twins Study indicate that the immune system may rev up when in space, the Washington Post reports.

Kelvin Droegemeier, the new science advisor, spoke at the American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting, Geekwire reports.

In PNAS this week: whole-genome assembly for the white shark, paper-based microfluidic method for detecting the malaria parasite, and more.

The World Health Organization has announced the members of its gene-editing committee, according to NPR.