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Week in Review: March 28–April 1

By | April 1, 2016

How Zika differs from related viruses; Ebola emergency over; updated US map of Aedes aegypti spread; “vaginal seeding” goes commercial; dying adipocytes release DNA

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image: New Epigenetic Mark Confirmed in Mammals

New Epigenetic Mark Confirmed in Mammals

By | April 1, 2016

Methylation on adenine bases is involved in the dampening of gene expression in mammalian cells, according to a study.

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image: US Zika Spread Model Updated

US Zika Spread Model Updated

By | March 31, 2016

Latest map shows that the mosquito that carries the virus may reach more US cities this summer than previously estimated.

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image: Startup Licenses “Vaginal Seeding” Approach

Startup Licenses “Vaginal Seeding” Approach

By | March 31, 2016

Boston-based Commense plans to develop microbial and nonmicrobial interventions aimed at improving child health.

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image: FDA OKs Zika Test for Blood Donations

FDA OKs Zika Test for Blood Donations

By | March 31, 2016

The US Food and Drug Administration approves conditional use of an investigational test for Zika virus.

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image: TS Picks: March 31, 2016

TS Picks: March 31, 2016

By | March 31, 2016

Aedes aegypti genome collaboration unites competitors; DIY CRISPR; Pinterest for academics 

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image: Another Genetic Cause of Venous Malformations Found

Another Genetic Cause of Venous Malformations Found

By | March 31, 2016

Mutations in a cancer gene could account for some cases of disfiguring blood vessel abnormalities, scientists show.

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image: How Zika Infiltrates Developing Brains

How Zika Infiltrates Developing Brains

By | March 30, 2016

Zika virus may commandeer a receptor on the surface of neural progenitor cells, scientists show.

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image: WHO: Ebola Emergency Over

WHO: Ebola Emergency Over

By | March 30, 2016

While additional flare-ups may occur, the World Health Organization says countries now “have the capacity to respond rapidly to new virus emergences.”

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image: Fecal Transplants Transmit Viruses, Too

Fecal Transplants Transmit Viruses, Too

By | March 29, 2016

Fecal matter transplants may transfer nonpathogenic viruses along with beneficial bacteria, scientists show.

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