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Researchers from the US and France used comparative genomics to begin defining the core and accessory genomes of nitrogen-fixing root nodule bacteria from a genus called Sinorhizobium. The team started by sequencing and assembling draft genomes for four dozen strains representing five so-called genospecies: S. meliloti, S. medicae, S. fredii, S. saheli, and S. terangae.

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In PLOS this week: nasal microbial communities in asthma patients; sequencing-based way to detect, track schistosomiasis; and more.

The New York Times speaks with Vanderbilt's John Anthony Capra about Neanderthal genes in modern humans.

A draft guidance from the FDA suggests the agency wants to more tightly control gene-edited animals, according to Technology Review.

Researchers were among this weekend's protesters bemoaning the new US administration, Vox reports.