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NEW ORLEANS (GenomeWeb) – At the American Society for Microbiology meeting here yesterday, researchers sought community feedback on what shape a National Microbiome Data Collaborative might take.

There's been a surge in the number of microbiome datasets produced in recent years. At ASM, the University of Maryland's Claire Fraser noted that the number of microbiome datasets increased from almost nothing a few years ago to millions of shotgun sequences available today. She added that the numbers could increase by some 100- to 1,000-fold in the next decade.

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Retraction Watch writes that a cancer researcher has had an eighth paper retracted.

Computational biologist James Taylor has died, according to Johns Hopkins University.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is starting to test people for SARS-CoV-2 antibodies, according to the New York Times.

In PLOS this week: features of tumor-infiltrating immune cells, regulatory effects of SNPs associated with prostate cancer risk, and more.

May
06
Sponsored by
Isoplexis

This webinar will discuss the application of single-cell proteomics and immune-imaging in adoptive cell therapy (ACT) for cancer.