The TWiVsters describe a mouse model for MERS coronavirus-induced acute respiratory distress syndrome, produced by CRISPR/Cas9 editing of the murine gene encoding an ortholog of the virus receptor.

Vincent, Rich, Alan and Kathy review aerosol transmission studies of influenza H1N1 x H5N1 reassortants, H7N9 infections in China, and the MERS coronavirus.

Chaim writes: Dear Professors TWIV, Greetings from DC, where it is currently 35°F/2°C and the winds have quieted down to a mere 3 mph after having been ten times that for most of the last…

Paul Duprex writes: As you may have heard, the Boston City Council is going to entertain an ordinance to ban BSL-4 research in the City of Boston. I can’t tell you how devastating such a…