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Gizmos Galore

At TEDMED, Craig Venter "made a convincing argument" that studying the genes from the aquatic microbes he found during his time at sea could led to new medications, says Wired Science. As all those microbe fight each other off with various chemicals, Venter estimates that 10,000 antibiotics could be discovered in the ocean. Scripps' Eric Topol demonstrated the use of different wireless medical devices, including the Corventis PiiX that monitored his vital signs, which were then projected onto the overhead screen. Also, Wired says that Harvard's David Sinclair presented "solid evidence" that, in mice, resveratrol provides the same affects as a low-calorie diet, but without the diet.

The Scan

Transcriptomic, Epigenetic Study Appears to Explain Anti-Viral Effects of TB Vaccine

Researchers report in Science Advances on an interferon signature and long-term shifts in monocyte cell DNA methylation in Bacille Calmette-Guérin-vaccinated infant samples.

DNA Storage Method Taps Into Gene Editing Technology

With a dual-plasmid system informed by gene editing, researchers re-wrote DNA sequences in E. coli to store Charles Dickens prose over hundreds of generations, as they recount in Science Advances.

Researchers Model Microbiome Dynamics in Effort to Understand Chronic Human Conditions

Investigators demonstrate in PLOS Computational Biology a computational method for following microbiome dynamics in the absence of longitudinally collected samples.

New Study Highlights Role of Genetics in ADHD

Researchers report in Nature Genetics on differences in genetic architecture between ADHD affecting children versus ADHD that persists into adulthood or is diagnosed in adults.