This Week in PNAS

Korean researchers sequenced the genome of a bacteria-infecting marine virus that could be cultured in the lab and used the genome data to help interpret metagenomic sequence data for phages found in the ocean in general — work they describe the early, online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The team sequenced the 55,000 or so bases of the HMO-2001 genome, representing a bacteriophage from a widespread marine phage clade called SAR116.

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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.