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CRISPR-Based Nucleic Acid Test Debuts

By | April 13, 2017

SHERLOCK combines CRISPR-Cas13a with isothermal RNA amplification to detect RNA and DNA with single-base specificity.

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Texas Considers GM Mosquitoes

By | March 28, 2017

In an effort to prevent the spread of Zika virus, Harris County officials are in discussions with Oxitec to release insects engineered to produce short-lived offspring.

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Another DNA Vaccine for Zika Shows Promise

By | September 22, 2016

A plasmid-based vaccine against the virus is immunogenic in mice and protects Rhesus macaques against infection, researchers report.

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FDA: GM Mosquitoes Safe for Environment

By | August 5, 2016

Other government authorities have yet to evaluate a proposal aimed at reducing populations of Zika-carrying insects in Florida.

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GM Mosquitoes Reduce Dengue Cases in Brazil

By | July 18, 2016

Field data from the biotech company Oxitec show that releasing genetically modified male mosquitoes whose offspring die helped reduce dengue cases by 90 percent in one year.

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Vaccines Protect Mice Against Zika Infection

By | June 29, 2016

Two different vaccines confer complete immunity for two months, researchers report.

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Zika and Dengue Immunity: A Complex Relationship

By | June 28, 2016

Researchers examine the blood of people infected with dengue virus, finding a few Zika-neutralizing antibodies among mostly enhancing ones.

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Speaking of Microbiology

By | June 21, 2016

A selection of notable quotes from the American Society for Microbiology’s annual meeting

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Mosquito Bites May Worsen Viral Infection

By | June 21, 2016

The inflammation may make it easier for viruses like Zika to replicate in a host, according to a mouse study.

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New Test for Zika OKed

By | March 22, 2016

The US Food and Drug Administration gave emergency approval for a combination diagnostic that can distinguish between Zika, dengue, and chikungunya infections.

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