NEW YORK, March 29 (GenomeWeb News) - A group of US scientists has sequenced the entire genome of Wolbachia, a symbiotic bacterium required for fertility and survival of the human filarial parasitic nematode Brugia malayi.

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New results from the NASA Twins Study indicate that the immune system may rev up when in space, the Washington Post reports.

Kelvin Droegemeier, the new science advisor, spoke at the American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting, Geekwire reports.

In PNAS this week: whole-genome assembly for the white shark, paper-based microfluidic method for detecting the malaria parasite, and more.

The World Health Organization has announced the members of its gene-editing committee, according to NPR.