The Daily Scan - Page 19

Long-time Companion

Using a phylogenetic approach, researchers trace the history of herpes simplex viruses.

Both Good and Bad

Microbes can both help and hurt people's health, and need to be studied more, the New Scientist says.

This Week in Genome Research

In Genome Research this week: computational approach to find pathogens from sequencing data, sheep rumen microbiome, and more.

Children's Study, Interrupted

The National Institutes of Health hits the pause button on National Children's Study.

The Microbial Device in Your Hand

Microbes found on smartphones resemble the microbiome of the phones' owner, according to a new study.

Ancient DNA Adventurer

Svante Pääbo discusses his beginnings as an archaeologist and transition to studying ancient DNA with the New York Times.

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: personal transcriptome, comparative genomics of white rot and brown rot, and more.

Lab Fire Settlement

A settlement has been reached in the case of a fatal lab fire at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Feting the Common Fund

Francis Collins says the Common Fund is making a difference — just look at the Microbiome Project.

The Paperwork Threat

Increasing bureaucratic obligations chip away at researchers' time to do research.

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: Herpesviridae family virus in primate genome, genetic diversity of HIV-1 in Jilin province, China, and more.

In This Case…

A scenario presented in the New England Journal of Medicine asks readers to decide whether a healthy individual worried about disease risk should undergo genetic testing and, if so, what sort of testing should be recommended.

BRCA, Lawsuits, and Rhetoric

Some good, some bad happenings in Myriad's legal disputes over BRCA tests.