Horizontal gene transfer isn't just the purview of prokaryotes. Researchers from Université de Lyon report in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B that a catabolic bacterial gene has been transferred numerous times to fungi.
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A European team has launched a four-year study to develop a test to gauge cervical, ovarian, uterine, or aggressive breast cancer risk in women.
As interest in personalized medicine grows, government contractors are entering the field, the Washington Post reports.
In PNAS this week: spatiotemporal study of lncRNA expression, role of extrachromosomal, circular DNAs in yeast, and more.
In PLOS this week: Plasmodium knowlesi population genetics, oral microbiome of infants and children, and more.