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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.

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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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US National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins says he will avoid male-only speaker panels.

Two patients fell ill, and one subsequently died, following a fecal microbiome transplant that harbored multi-drug-resistant bacteria, according to the New York Times.

Technology Review reports that eGenesis is testing whether organs from genetically modified pigs can be transplanted into monkeys.

In Science this week: almond reference genome, and more.