At the American Society for Microbiology meeting, speakers sketched out an idea for a National Microbiome Data Collaborative and sought community insight.
Presenters at ASM have used next-generation sequencing to examine Ebola, Zika, and respiratory virus infection and transmission.
The ASM speaker said that strains collected from two different hospital systems also exhibited overlap in their SNP and other content.
Parabon NanoLabs is partnering with law enforcement to use genetic genealogy approaches to solve cold cases, Buzzfeed News reports.
A Columbia University-led team used emergency contact information from medical records to create family trees and estimate disease heritability.
In Science this week: ancient Southeast Asian genomes provide insight on human migration, and more.
NPR says a new report recommends that former research chimpanzees should be moved to retirement sanctuaries unless that move would shorten their lives.