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Coronavirus human challenge trials

The UK Government have announced a £33.6 million investment backing studies in partnership with Imperial College London, hVIVO and the […]

Gene editing approach eliminates herpes simplex virus in vivo

A recent article, published in Nature Communications, has revealed a gene editing approach that can eliminate levels of latent herpes […]

Discovery of UFO proteins – the product of virus-human hybrid genes.

Researchers have shown that a large group of viruses, including influenza viruses and other pathogens, steal host genetic signals to […]

Study finds no evidence SARS-CoV-2 evolved from pangolin coronavirus

Photo credit: Judy Hurd. A new study undertaken by researchers in the US and China has found no evidence that […]

Researchers have rapidly reconstructed the SARS-CoV-2 virus using synthetic genomics

Swiss and German researchers have developed a yeast-based synthetic genomics platform that can rapidly reconstruct diverse RNA viruses, including SARS-CoV-2, […]

Why labs are printing the coronavirus genome

The world is struggling to contain the new coronavirus outbreak. But thanks to new genetic material sequencing and synthesis technology, […]

We should be sequencing the genomes of coronavirus patients

I am sure by now we are all hoping to hear something non-coronavirus related. Sorry to disappoint, but Professors from […]

Three workers leave Biogen meeting testing positive for coronavirus

Three people who have attended a Biogen management meeting in Boston have tested positive for the COVID-19 coronavirus. The meeting […]

Genetic sequencing of novel coronavirus indicates “undetected spread” in the US

Recent analysis of the genetic sequence of the coronavirus has indicated that the infection may have spread further than we realised. 

New diagnostic for Coronavirus receives CE mark

Yesterday, a test developed by Co-diagnostics for the detection of SARS-CoV-2, received CE marking as the virus nears “pandemic” status. CE-IVD marking indicates that the IVD conforms with relevant EU directives regarding the health and safety of the product.