Research progresses in the three-dimensional interaction between the virus and the host genome

A recent study was published in Journal of Medical Virology He reviewed current progress in 3D interactions between the host and the viral genome. Stady: When 3D genomics technology meets viral infections, including SARS-CoV-2. Image Credit: peterschreiber.media/Shutterstock background Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA), the genetic material, is neatly folded into large-scale, condensed structures called chromosomes, which are … Read more

Scientists develop nanoparticle-based biosensor for rapid, ultra-sensitive detection of SARS-CoV-2

Scientists from the University of Michigan, USA, have recently developed a gold nanoparticle-based biosensor for rapid and highly sensitive detection of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) in care settings. The study is currently available at medRxiv* Prepress server. Stady: Nano-assembly of plasmonic-virus probe particles has enabled rapid and highly sensitive point-of-care detection of … Read more

The study found that the genome of the fruit fly contains the complete genomes of a type of bacteria

The Drosophila genome is not only made up of Drosophila DNA—at least of one species of Drosophila. New research from the University of Maryland School of Medicine’s Institute of Genomic Sciences (IGS) (UMSOM) shows that a single species of Drosophila contains the complete genomes of a type of bacteria, making this finding the largest transfer … Read more