The new institute, co-located with the China National GeneBank, will focus on synthetic biology technologies and applications.
Researchers found microbial communities at sites of the female reproductive tract thought to be sterile, and linked certain microbes to disease states.
People with atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease have increased levels of certain bacteria in their stool, a metagenome-wide association study has found.
Curetis and BGI subsidiary MGI Tech plan to develop NGS-based diagnostics for microbial infections on the MGISeq instrument for the Chinese market.
The firms will use MGI's sequencing technology and Curetis' sample prep platform and antibiotic resistance database to develop IVDs, initially for China.
The company's Hong Kong laboratory was established in 2010 and was accredited by the College of American Pathologists in 2013.
A Complete Genomics-led team isolated and sequenced the genomes of 34 circulating tumor cells from a woman with metastatic breast cancer.
Plant researchers plan to sequence some 10,000 samples that represent the major plant clades, ScienceInsider reports.
Scientists reported this week for the first time a Danish reference genome based on the de novo assembly of 150 genomes from 50 family trios.
The company, a division of BGI Group, sold 40.1 million shares at RMB 13.64 per share for a total of RMB 547 million ($80.6 million) in the offering.
Researchers uncovered the HIV virus within a tissue sample collected in 1966, the Atlantic reports.
Nature News reports there are a handful of clinical trials underway to evaluate vaginal microbiome seeding of newborns born via caesarian section.
The Washington Post writes that humans may have contributed to the extinction of cave bears some 20,000 years ago.
In PLOS this week: gene variant may protect against trypanosomiasis, GLIS3 role in type 2 diabetes, and more.