100-Year-Old Lungs Yield Genetic Samples of 1918 Flu Viruses
100-Year-Old Lungs Yield Genetic Samples of 1918 Flu Viruses
Influenza RNA sequences from three sets of lungs preserved in formalin since 1918 provide new insights into the deadly pandemic.
100-Year-Old Lungs Yield Genetic Samples of 1918 Flu Viruses
100-Year-Old Lungs Yield Genetic Samples of 1918 Flu Viruses

Influenza RNA sequences from three sets of lungs preserved in formalin since 1918 provide new insights into the deadly pandemic.

Influenza RNA sequences from three sets of lungs preserved in formalin since 1918 provide new insights into the deadly pandemic.

Viral evolution
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Ebola Outbreak in Guinea Originated from Past Epidemic
Ebola Outbreak in Guinea Originated from Past Epidemic
Asher Jones | Mar 15, 2021
Genetic analyses suggest that the virus came from a patient who survived the 2013–2016 West African outbreak.
Variant Found in Brazil Could Evade Immunity from Past Infection
Variant Found in Brazil Could Evade Immunity from Past Infection
Lisa Winter | Mar 2, 2021
The P.1 variant, which has also been detected in five US states, could be responsible for cases of reinfection, according to a preprint.
What Pseudoviruses Bring to the Study of SARS-CoV-2
What Pseudoviruses Bring to the Study of SARS-CoV-2
Amanda Heidt | Feb 16, 2021
Engineered viruses that don’t replicate provide a tractable model for scientists to safely study SARS-CoV-2, including research into vaccine efficacy and emerging variants.
SARS-CoV-2 with Genomic Deletions Escapes an Antibody
SARS-CoV-2 with Genomic Deletions Escapes an Antibody
Abby Olena | Feb 16, 2021
Researchers identify deletions in the N-terminal domain of the spike protein that allow the coronavirus to avoid antibody neutralization and that may contribute to the emergence of new variants.
Vaccines Versus the Mutants
Vaccines Versus the Mutants
Anthony King | Feb 8, 2021
Facing new variants of SARS-CoV-2, some vaccines may offer more robust protection or be more easily redesigned to target them.
Tracing Zika’s Spread Through Genetics
Tracing Zika’s Spread Through Genetics
Jef Akst | May 25, 2017
DNA sequencing reveals that the virus responsible for the recent outbreak in the Americas originated in Brazil in 2014 and circulated undetected for months before the first cases were reported.
Tracking Zika’s Evolution
Tracking Zika’s Evolution
Jef Akst | Apr 15, 2016
Sequence analysis of 41 viral strains reveals more than a half-century of change. 
Benjamin tenOever: Going Viral
Benjamin tenOever: Going Viral
Kerry Grens | Jan 1, 2014
Professor, Microbiology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Age: 36
tenOever on microRNA and Vaccines
tenOever on microRNA and Vaccines
Kerry Grens | Dec 31, 2013
January 2014 Scientist to Watch Benjamin tenOever discusses his research.
Viral in Valencia
Viral in Valencia
Chris Palmer | Oct 1, 2013
A genetic analysis that tracks the evolution of pathogens helped incriminate a Spanish anesthetist who infected hundreds of patients with hepatitis C.
Roadmap to an HIV Vaccine
Roadmap to an HIV Vaccine
Sabrina Richards | Apr 3, 2013
Researchers track the evolution of HIV in a single patient to understand what drives the production of broadly neutralizing antibodies.