USAMRIID Genomic Studies Untangle Zika Virus Introduction, Spread Across Americas Results from a set of new studies suggest Zika virus circulated undetected for long periods of time before producing infections described in recent outbreaks. LANL's EDGE Offers Easy-to-Use Bioinformatics Pipelines for Microbial Sequence Analysis Premium EDGE cobbles together several open-source tools into simple pipelines for sequence assembly, taxonomic classification, phylogenetic analysis, and other tasks. Ebola Vaccine Development Gets Boost From US Army Team's LC/MS Method Premium US Army scientists have developed a way to more precisely determine the amount of antigen needed as they develop an Ebola virus-like particle vaccine. Ebola Re-emergence in Liberia Involved Virus With Reduced Evolutionary Rate, Study Suggests Ebola virus genomes from a post-epidemic flare-up last June showed relatively low genetic divergence compared with related strains from the broader outbreak. USAMRIID-Led Study Looks at Ebola Transmission, Adaptation in Liberia Using new and existing Ebola virus genomes, researchers retraced transmission events involved in the second wave of infections in Liberia. Oct 15, 2015 NEJM Studies Explore Ebola Virus Persistence in Sperm, Confirm One Sexual Transmission Case Jul 1, 2015 Field Evaluation of Rapid Ebola Immunoassay Reveals Limitations of PCR-Based Testing Premium May 29, 2015 Liberia's LIBR Genome Center Monitors Ebola Outbreak, Emerging Pathogens Premium Jan 20, 2015 USAMRIID-led Study Tracks Genomic Changes in Ebola Virus in Recent History Aug 4, 2014 USAMRIID Using Luminex Tech to Develop Ebola Dx Jun 24, 2014 USAMRIID-led Team Proposes Viral Genome Sequencing, Classification Standards Premium Jan 5, 2012 ZyGem Inks CRADA to Develop Sample Prep Tools for Biothreat Detection Premium Dec 20, 2011 Geneva Foundation, UMD Researchers Win $4.8M NIH Grant to Develop Viral Infection Chip Premium Jul 28, 2011 Biomatrica Inks CRADA with USAMRIID for Room-Temp Sample Management Premium Mar 31, 2011 Tekmira Touts Advances with Lipid Nanoparticle Technology Premium Feb 10, 2011 Akonni Biosystems Licenses USAMRIID IP to Develop Molecular Tests for Biothreat Agents Premium Breaking News FDA Revises SARS-CoV-2 Test Emergency Use Authorization Requirements to Account for Variants Geisinger Wins $5M NIH Grant to Develop Point-of-Care Genetic Diagnostic Tool Second Genome, Virginia Commonwealth University Partner on NASH Biomarker Discovery LGC Receives CE Mark for AccuPlex SARS-CoV-2, Flu A/B, RSV Reference Material Kit Esophageal Cancer Testing Firm Lucid Diagnostics Files For IPO Twist Bioscience, DeepCDR Collaborate on Antibody Library Design The Scan Booster for At-Risk The New York Times reports that the US Food and Drug Administration has authorized a third dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine for people over 65 or at increased risk. Preprints OK to Mention Again Nature News reports the Australian Research Council has changed its new policy and now allows preprints to be cited in grant applications. Hundreds of Millions More to Share The US plans to purchase and donate 500 million additional SARS-CoV-2 vaccine doses, according to the Washington Post. Nature Papers Examine Molecular Program Differences Influencing Neural Cells, Population History of Polynesia In Nature this week: changes in molecular program during embryonic development leads to different neural cell types, and more.