Microbial Minutes: Phage Defense and Bioengineered Drugs Edition
What's hot in the microbial sciences? ASM summarizes microbiology news and reports in Microbial Minutes, a weekly news roundup. Watch the YouTube session for summaries and major findings, and read the reports and news coverage for yourself below. What should we highlight next time? Leave a suggestion in our comments section!
Huffman MA et al. Design of an in vitro Biocatalytic Cascade for the Manufacture of Islatravir. December 6 2019. Science.
- New York Times: Someday, an Arm Implant May Prevent H.I.V. Infection for a Year.
- Business Wire: Merck Announces Presentation of Phase 2b Results for Investigational HIV-1 Therapy Islatravir (MK-8591) at IAS 2019.
- Science Magazine commentary: Biocatalytic Cascades go Viral.
- ASM Article: Unique Challenges, Unique Solutions: Tackling HIV Testing on World AIDS Day.
Mendoza SD et al. A Bacteriophage Nucleus-like Compartment Shields DNA from CRISPR Nucleases. Nature. December 9 2019.
- Malone LM et al. A Jumbo Phage that Forms a Nucleus-like Structure Evades CRISPR-Cas DNA Targeting but is Vulnerable to Type III RNA-based Immunity. December 9 2019.Nature Microbiology.
- The Atlantic: The Startling Secret of an Invincible Virus.
- GenEngNews: Jumbo Phage Deploys Cloaking Device against CRISPR Defenses.