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Moratorium on Gain-of-Function Research

By | October 21, 2014

In the wake of a handful of biosafety lapses at federal research facilities, the US government is temporarily halting funding for new studies aiming to give novel functions to influenza, SARS, and MERS viruses.

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Scientists Confirm Bats Carry SARS

By | October 31, 2013

Whole-genome sequences for two novel coronaviruses from Chinese horseshoe bats are the most closely related to the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus to date.

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The Many Mysteries of MERS

By | September 8, 2013

As researchers test a treatment for Middle East respiratory syndrome, the deadly coronavirus that causes it slowly reveals itself.

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How Many Mammalian Viruses?

By | September 3, 2013

A project that identified almost every virus in the Indian flying fox heralds a new age of viral discovery.

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WHO To Convene MERS Virus Panel

By | July 7, 2013

An expert committee will decide whether to escalate efforts to combat the novel coronavirus that is spreading throughout the Middle East.

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Novel Virus Entry Portal Found

By | March 13, 2013

Researchers identify the target protein of a recently discovered human coronavirus, shedding light on infection and possible interspecies spread.

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Dude, Where’s My SARS?

By | January 21, 2013

The release of infectious agents from the lab is not uncommon, but lab-acquired infections are rare.

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Promiscuous Virus

By | December 14, 2012

Researchers find that a deadly SARS-like virus can infect bat and pig cells, as well as humans.

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Cranking Up Biosecurity

By | October 24, 2012

The federal government tightens regulations on SARS and other deadly viruses, but the changes could hamper research.

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Outbreak Watch

By | September 26, 2012

International health officials are monitoring a new respiratory virus that has killed one person and left another in critical condition.

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