Ciara Curtin writes science features for GenomeWeb and is the editor of the Daily Scan and Careers blogs.
At ASM Microbe, the University of Wisconsin's Caitlin Pepperell described her work putting Mycobacterium tuberculosis genomics into a historical context.
Public health microbiologists are forging ahead with WGS, even as others caution that it may not yet be ready for such a role, said speakers at ASM Microbe 2018.
Metagenomics can help researchers and clinicians uncover sources of infectious disease and discern whether pathogens are resistant to antimicrobials.
The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine's Sharon Peacock argued a sequencing-based pathogen surveillance approach could uncover outbreaks faster.
Genome-wide association study hits can uncover potential therapies for conditions like inflammatory bowel disease, a Biology of Genomes speaker said.
A panel at the Biology of Genomes meeting discussed the ethical, legal, and social ramifications of germline gene editing.
Baylor College of Medicine's Olga Dudchenko sad the approach could assemble de novo mammalian genomes for less than $1,000.
In a talk at the meeting, Riken's Piero Carninci described the RADICL-seq tool he and his colleagues developed.
Stanford University's Eilon Sharon used CRISPeY to conduct a genome-wide precise editing study to study the fitness consequences of variants found in different yeast strains.
Speakers at the Association for Biomolecular Resource Facilities annual meeting gave advice on preparing for and recovering from hurricanes.
NPR reports on Human Cell Atlas Consortium's effort to catalog all the different cell types within the human body.
The Union of Concerned Scientists surveyed US government scientists about Trump Administration policies and more, Science reports.
National Geographic reports that marine mammals have lost a gene that could make them more susceptible to organophosphate damage.
In PNAS this week: history and genetic diversity of the scarlet macaw, approach for predicting human flu virus evolution, and more.