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Several regulatory genes are responsible for starting a process that both kills surrounding bacteria and adds their DNA to the pathogen's own genome.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – A team from Japan and the US used a combination of whole-genome sequencing, exome sequencing, and "oncovirome" sequencing to scrutinize matched tumor and normal samples from more than 500 individuals from different populations who had a form of liver cancer called hepatocel

In Cell, researchers from China and the US described an approach for analyzing the genomes of individual human oocytes — a strategy that's expected to prove useful for understandi

In Lancet Respiratory Medicine, an international team led by investigators at the Duke University Medical Center described findings from a prospective study looking at asthma-related information that can be

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The cholera strain behind the outbreak that emerged in Haiti in 2010 has a limited ability to acquire new genes, according to an evolutionary analysis of isolate genomes conducted by Cheryl Tarr at

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Two research consortia will receive as much as $52.4 million from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to continue studies using structural genomics to characterize the structures of proteins from a number of dangerous bacterial, protozoan, and vir

The study's main conclusion — that the Haitian cholera strain probably originated from South Asia, rather than Latin America, and was introduced by human activity — had already been demonstrated earlier by a team from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which used DNA fingerprinting technology, but it is disputed by some experts.

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New results from the NASA Twins Study indicate that the immune system may rev up when in space, the Washington Post reports.

Kelvin Droegemeier, the new science advisor, spoke at the American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting, Geekwire reports.

In PNAS this week: whole-genome assembly for the white shark, paper-based microfluidic method for detecting the malaria parasite, and more.

The World Health Organization has announced the members of its gene-editing committee, according to NPR.