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Collaboration keeps your research program alive | Small Pond Science

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Two Potentially Important Developments on Nanopore « Homolog.us – Bioinformatics

The first paper demonstrates selective sequencing, whereas the second ones improves accuracy by introducing circularization.

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F1000Research Article: Open drug discovery for the Zika virus.

Read the latest article version by Sean Ekins, Daniel Mietchen, Megan Coffee, Thomas P Stratton, Joel S Freundlich, Lucio Freitas-Junior, Eugene Muratov, Jair Siqueira-Neto, Antony J Williams, Carolina Andrade, at F1000Research.
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Micro-scale Spatial Clustering of Cholera Risk Factors in Urban Bangladesh

Micro-scale Spatial Clustering of Cholera Risk Factors in Urban Bangladesh | Tools and tips for scientific tinkers and tailors | Scoop.it

Author Summary While clustering of cholera incidence had been previously described, the relative role of similar risk behaviors versus transmission dynamics is not well understood.

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mBiosphere: Catching Ebola virus in the act of fusion

Since the first outbreak of Ebola virus in 1976, the frequency and scale of the deadly disease’s outbreaks have increased.

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Epidemiology, Impact and Control of Rabies in Nepal: A Systematic Review

Epidemiology, Impact and Control of Rabies in Nepal: A Systematic Review | Tools and tips for scientific tinkers and tailors | Scoop.it

Author Summary Rabies has been known as a deadly disease in Nepal for decades, but information on epidemiology, impact and control remains scattered.

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Sophia Genetics and Integrated DNA Technologies (IDT) partner to create NGS solutions in routine clinical diagnostics

Sophia Genetics, the global leader in Data-Driven Medicine (DDM), announced today the signing of a new strategic partnership with Integrated DNA Technologies (IDT). Under the terms of the agreement, Sophia Genetics will combine its Sophia DDM™ analytics platform with IDT’s NGS target capture products. The new bundle will create the most advanced NGS data analytics platform in the market.


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Avian Flu Diary: EID Journal: MERS-CoV Antibodies In Alpacas - Qatar

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Zika virus, microcephaly, and calls to bring back DDT « Science-Based Medicine

If there's one thing I've learned over the last decade-plus of blogging about medicine and alternative medicine, it's that any time there is an outbreak or...
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Prophage: Methods Matter: Getting Started with the Skin Microbiome

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Virus factories and hijacked proteins: How could Zika cause microcephaly?

There’s something missing from all the coverage of Zika virus, the mosquito-spread flavivirus that’s spread across 26 countries in the Americas since May 2015. While Zika usually doesn’t cause symptoms in adults, the outbreak coincided with a 20- to 40-fold surge in babies born with microcephaly—a very small head and an increased risk for mental…
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Researchers and public health officials use RNA-Seq to track transmission of epidemic viruses | RNA-Seq Blog

(IEEE Spectrum) -Using a genome sequencer smaller than a stapler, geneticists have demonstrated the role they can play in combating outbreaks of infectious

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F1000Research launches rapid, open, publishing channel to help scientists tackle Zika

Following the World Health Organization's announcement that Zika-linked birth defects and neurological problems pose a global public health emergency, open science platform F1000Research has launched the Zika and Arbovirus Outbreaks channel.
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Optimizing Viral Discovery in Bats

Optimizing Viral Discovery in Bats | Tools and tips for scientific tinkers and tailors | Scoop.it

Viral discovery studies in bats have increased dramatically over the past decade, yet a rigorous synthesis of the published data is lacking.

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Read Until: Real time selective sequencing using Oxford Nanopore MinION

Read Until: Real time selective sequencing using Oxford Nanopore MinION | Tools and tips for scientific tinkers and tailors | Scoop.it

AGBT 2016 is happening now and it has been two years since we heard about the first MinION experiment at AGBT 2014.

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Avian Flu Diary: WHO Update : Yellow Fever Outbreak In Angola

Avian Flu Diary: WHO Update : Yellow Fever Outbreak In Angola | Tools and tips for scientific tinkers and tailors | Scoop.it

#11,006Over the past couple of days there have been media reports of another arbovirus outbreak in west central Africa (see Yellow fever outbreak kills 37 in Angola) vectored by the same mosquito as the Zika (and Dengue & CHKV) virus.Yellow...

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Zika Fears Spur Pharmaceutical Gold Rush Amid Vaccine Vacuum

Before it became known as a deadly virus, Zika was just a lush forest on the north shores of Lake Victoria, a quiet sanctuary across from Tanzania and its gold mines.

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QIAGEN launches targeted RNA panels for next-generation sequencing | RNA-Seq Blog

Sample to Insight workflows deliver more efficient, accurate gene expression profiling Hilden, Germany, and Germantown, Maryland, February 11, 2016 – QIAGEN
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TWiV 376: The flavi of the week is Zika

The latest data on Zika virus, including ocular defects in infants with microcephaly, and isolation of the entire viral genome from fetal brain tissue
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Avian Flu Diary: Zika, Microcephaly & Public Health's Dilemma

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Avian Flu Diary: WHO Interim Case Definition For Zika Virus Disease

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Scientists, share your Zika virus reagents!

I recently had the unexpected and disappointing experience that many individuals do not want to share their reagents with other laboratories.
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