NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Four studies published today in Science used genetics and metagenomics to tease apart the characteristics of diverse microbial communities — from microbes in acidic mine waste and deep beneath the sea to those in the human gut.
 

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Helix customers can purchase apps that interpret different aspects of their genome, Technology Review reports.

The New York Times reports that a number of companies and research institutes are pursuing gene therapies.

Salmon with shorter telomeres survive to make the trip back to their river homes, New Scientist reports.

In PLOS this week: vaginal microbiome composition, population patterns of Chagas-carrying Rhodnius ecuadoriensis, and more.