Ciara Curtin writes science features for GenomeWeb and is the editor of the Daily Scan and Careers blogs.
Women at risk of breast cancer often seek genetic testing, but results don't always give the answers their physicians and surgeons seek.
A Brazilian team has developed an open-source software tool called Mendel,MD that annotates sequencing data to identify candidate disease-causing mutations.
At the American Society for Microbiology meeting, speakers sketched out an idea for a National Microbiome Data Collaborative and sought community insight.
Presenters at ASM have used next-generation sequencing to examine Ebola, Zika, and respiratory virus infection and transmission.
The ASM speaker said that strains collected from two different hospital systems also exhibited overlap in their SNP and other content.
Work presented at the Biology of Genomes meeting found that there is no one signature of dysbiosis in the gut microbiome.
The tool has been applied to determine the pathogenic cause of hemorrhagic fever, and is powering a new test for respiratory disease pathogens.
Variants affecting Alzheimer's risk, cholesterol levels, and more also affect human longevity, according to a speaker at the Biology of Genomes meeting.
At the Biology of Genomes meeting, University of South Australia's Alicia Byrne described her team's work using sequencing to solve cases of perinatal death.
The virus spread according to a gravity model between large population centers, and its movements were affected by geographical distance.
Technology Review reports that researchers in the US have used CRISPR to modify a number of human embryos.
By introducing genes from butterfly peas and Canterbury bells, researchers in Japan have developed a blue chrysanthemum, according to NPR.
Plant researchers plan to sequence some 10,000 samples that represent the major plant clades, ScienceInsider reports.
In Nature this week: a Danish reference genome, and more.