A team of researchers says introducing microbes to Mars is inevitable and should be done proactively, Business Insider reports.
In PLOS this week: genetic diversity of invasive Echium plantagineum, gene-miRNA interactions in abdominal aortic aneurysm, and more.
Among other projects, the partners plan to establish a large-scale tropical plant genomics R&D center and associated sequencing and bioinformatics infrastructure.
A new paper says an effort to introduce gene drives into mosquitos altered the genetic makeup of the local mosquitos, but the company behind the project says the paper is flawed.
In PNAS this week: genomic turnover among pig ancestors, role of lncRNAs in vaccine-induced immunity, and more.
Researchers used exome sequences on almost 550 canine transmissible venereal tumors to estimate their origin, global spread, and evolution.
In PLOS this week: reference bias effects in ancient genomics, tsetse fly genetic diversity, and more.
The project, called Seq&Treat, will be implemented in Brazil, China, Georgia, India, and South Africa starting in October.
In PLOS this week: epigenetic changes following hepatitis C virus treatment, metagenomic analysis of Ugandan children with febrile illness, and more.
In PLOS this week: analysis of polygenic risk scores for skin cancer, chronic pain GWAS, and more.
23andMe has a holiday popup shop at a mall and could open additional stores, Bloomberg reports.
By studying koalas and a retrovirus that infects them, researchers may have uncovered a new sort of 'immune response' that occurs at the genomic level, Agence France Presse reports.
NPR reports that the first person in the US given a gene editing-based therapy for a genetic disorder is heading home.
In Science this week: ancient genomes reveal social inequality within individual households, new method for quantifying genetic variation in gene dosage, and more.