Using a new technique researchers have found a way to sequence the entirety of any genome for just $10,000 thereby significantly lowering costs and as a first have sequenced the complete genome of the Aedes agypti mosquito which spreads the Zika virus.

A new rotavirus vaccine that does not require refrigeration has been found to be successful in preventing most cases of potentially fatal diarrhea in a randomized, placebo-controlled trial in Niger, funded by Médecins sans Frontières, that could save the lives of almost 500,000 children a year