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A recent paper in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases provides an in-depth analysis of feces collected from 222 individuals in Côte d'Ivoire complete with a hard-to-beat title and rather evocative images of sample production, collection, and processing.

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Sequencing could help combat foodborne illnesses, according to a blog post by Food and Drug Administration officials.

Popular Mechanics reports that Caltech researchers have built a prototype nanobot using DNA.

The Sacramento Bee writes that direct-to-consumer genetic testing connected a woman to sperm donor-conceived half siblings.

In PLOS this week: gene expression catalog for sheep, viral diversity among respiratory samples from camels, and more.