Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Scientist links 2 state outbreaks with genetic fingerprints

A U.S. scientist is helping public health authorities understand and track the coronavirus, turning up clues about how it arrived and spread through Washington state and beyond, including potentially seeding an outbreak on ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Coronavirus mutations 'no cause for alarm'

Mutations discovered in the first Brazilian case of coronavirus are no cause for alarm, a leading virologist says, as the virus seems to be remaining stable enough for a single vaccine to work.

Genetics

Researchers outline centralized genetic testing model

The Roberts Individualized Medical Genetics Center (RIMGC) at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) launched in 2014 as a first-of-its-kind system to help families navigate the complex process of genetic and genomic ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Why it's important to study coronaviruses in African bats

The current outbreak of a new coronavirus disease, named COVID-19, raises the question of where diseases like this come from and where the risks lie. By the middle of February almost 2000 people had died in this outbreak, ...

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