Bioinformatic analysis of monkeypox virus host cell interactions

Although monkeypox virus infection is found predominantly in West and Central Africa, since May 2022 this double-stranded DNA virus has been reported in several countries outside Africa. Similar to the smallpox virus, monkeypox virus also belongs to the orthopoxvirus family and is less severe. The World Health Organization recently declared the global outbreak of monkeypox … Read more

New machine learning tool detects mutational signature linking bladder cancer to tobacco smoking

Researchers at the University of California San Diego have for the first time discovered a pattern of DNA mutations that link bladder cancer to tobacco smoking. The discovery is made possible by a powerful new machine learning tool the team has developed to find patterns of mutations caused by carcinogens and other DNA alterations. The … Read more