This Week in PNAS

In a study slated to appear online this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers from Italy, the UK, and Australia described genomic efforts to characterize Haemophilus influenzae isolates that lack the outer capsule that's used for typing other strains of the pathogen. The team did whole-genome sequencing on 89 of these so-called "non-typeable" H. influenza isolates that were either involved in disease cases or carried without obvious symptoms. Along with data from eight non-typeable H.

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According to MIT Technology Review, Apple is collaborating with researchers to develop apps for consumer DNA testing.

In Cell this week: Leukemia-like disease in soft-shell clams, mNET-seq method for profiling growing transcripts, and more.

While James Watson and Francis Crick are credited for discovering the structure of DNA, Rich proved their theory of a double helix structure was correct when he produced a distinct image of the structure.

Nature News reports that early users of Oxford Nanopore's hand-held MinIon are giddy about the technology and its uses.