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The uncultured candidate bacterial species increase the diversity of human gut bacterial lineages almost threefold and will benefit future research.

The new grant from Innovate UK will fund development of a sample preparation system to support POC infectious disease pathogen detection.

Make 'Em Hardier

The Financial Times looks into the use of gene editing within agriculture.

In PLOS this week: map of breakpoints in individuals with complex chromosomal rearrangements, sequence of virus that infects African armyworm, and more.

The five-year deal, which is being funded by UCB, will focus in particular on epilepsy patients who do not respond to currently available treatments.

The deal expands Lonza's portfolio of hematopoietic cell lines, including mobilized peripheral blood progenitor cells, for research applications.

A brief recap of Genetics/Genomics news the week of Feb 8, 2019: Christiana Care Health System, Mobidiag, Cofactor Genomics, Chromatrap & Covaris, Gestalt Diagnostics, and uBiome

According to Nature News, researchers in Germany, Hungary, and Sweden have lost access to Elsevier journals as contract talks stall.

In Science this week: discussion of combining immunotherapies with targeted treatments, and more.

The revelation that Family Tree DNA has been working with law enforcement has some worried about a negative impact on the industry.


US Agricultural Research Service scientists have sequenced the genome of the Asian giant hornet.

A study of families explores how children transmit SARS-CoV-2, according to the Associated Press.

According to the Economist, pooled testing for COVID-19 could help alleviate strains on testing labs.

In Science this week: MIT researchers outline approach dubbed translatable components regression to predict treatment response among IBD patients.