The funding will "help BGI build research and application platforms for sustainable development in agriculture, bio-energy, personalized healthcare, and related fields," according to a statement from the institute.
Mice in New York harbor both antibiotic-resistant bacteria and novel viruses, according to a new analysis of their fecal microbiomes.
Human Heredity and Health in Africa Initiative has issued guidelines for genomic research in the region, according to Nature News.
The Associated Press reports that an ethicist predicts that prenatal diagnosis and other advances will lead to more choices being available to prospective parents.
In Genome Biology this week: approach to analyze alternative polyadenylation, algorithm to predict transcriptomic structural variations, and more.