An Emory University-led team takes a look at transcriptome patterns found in human neural progenitor cells infected with various strains of Zika virus. Using RNA sequencing and other analyses, the researchers analyzed transcripts found in forebrain-specific human neural progenitor cells infected with Asian Zika virus, African Zika virus, or the dengue virus, a related flavivirus.

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360Dx reports that the US Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services would cover next-generation sequencing-based cancer panel tests.

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