This Week in PNAS

Members of a University of Hong Kong-led team look at genetic diversity in Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) isolates from dromedary camels in Africa. Using whole-genome sequencing, phylogenetic analyses, and phenotypic profiling, the researchers assessed a MERS-CoV isolate from Morocco, three from Burkina Faso, nine Nigerian MERS-CoVs, and three isolates from Ethiopia, initially in dromedary camel nasal swabs by RT-PCR.

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NPR reports that researchers in Italy are testing a gene drive aimed at controlling mosquito populations.

Researchers may experience the effects of the government shutdown for a while, the Los Angeles Times reports.

A new study finds that the majority of patients at a Tijuana clinic received a diagnosis after first-line genome sequencing, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

In Genome Biology this week: post-transcriptional modification-based stratification of glioblastoma, single-cell analysis of gene expression and methylation in human iPSCs, and more.