Scientists have created the world’s first living organism that has a synthetic and altered genetic code, built on only 61 codons as opposed to 64.
Take a look behind the scenes of a recent Future Virology review, entitled: ‘Comparative host genomics: Has recent human evolution affected our immune defense against hepatitis C virus?’, as we ask the authors about the importance of the IFNL4 gene and the work that’s still to be done in the field.
Researchers have used genome sequencing to identify the source of the Yemen cholera outbreak, suggesting it is likely to have originated from East Africa.
Gauri Godbole, from Public Health England, gives us an overview of recent advances and updates in the field of gastrointestinal infections – from the impact of the microbiome to the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance.
Genomics – the study of the structure and function of genetic material in a cell – has caused somewhat of a revolution in microbiology in recent years, but when did the story start?
A recent study carried out by researchers from the University of Zurich and University Hospital Zurich has discovered that the production of broad acting antibodies is dependent on the genome of the virus.
Genomics is increasingly being adopted into both research and clinical settings. Here, we speak to Dyann Wirth about the use of genomics in the field of malaria, from what it can uncover about the parasite to the hurdles that need to be overcome moving towards elimination.
The new species, the Bombali virus, has been identified in bats in Sierra Leone ahead of any human infection.
Whole-genome sequencing has been used to demonstrate that carbapenem resistance can be transferred among unrelated bacteria species in a healthcare setting.
Researchers have demonstrated that microbial signatures could be used to identify individuals involved in crimes such as burglaries, according to research presented at ASM Microbe.