A team of Australian researchers have reported new data on the role of a specific microRNA in blocking dengue replication in the mosquito Aedes aegypti, providing new insights into how infection by the virus may be combatted through management of its primary vector.

Dengue virus, or DENV, is a principle cause of a potentially lethal hemorrhagic fever and is primarily transmitted by female mosquitos. With no specific antiviral treatments or preventative vaccines available, controlling mosquitos has emerged as a key strategy to prevent infection.

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The Associated Press reports that the US government wasted $341,000 on travel by former Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price.

Women who post YouTube science videos get more critical comments and more comments about their appearance than male video hosts, the New York Times reports.

The Wall Street Journal writes that participating in genetic research brings up the specter of past research ethics lapses for some African Americans.

In PLOS this week: sequences influencing yeast prion aggregation or degradation, dengue virus genetic variants affect transmission dynamics, and more.

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