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PNAS Papers on Zika Mutation, Inherited Hearing Loss, Bird Sources of Epidemic Influenza Segments

Link: shorturl.at/gpSW1 From: genomeweb Researchers from China and the US describe a mutation in the Zika virus (ZIKV) envelope protein sequence that appears to have sprung up prior to 2013, apparently leading to enhanced neurovirulence, more robust maternal-to-fetal transmission fitness, and increased host viremia. Starting from seven suspicious mutations that arose in ZIKV strains between 2010 and […]