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The 'Olympiome' project aims to see whether the influx of hundreds of thousands of visitors can influence a city's microbiome.

Although the open chromatin regions account for less than 1 percent of the maize genome, they explain some 40 percent of phenotypic variance, the researchers reported.

The team found more than a dozen microbe and gene associations that indicate heritability of certain traits in the gut microbiome.

Researchers have found that an anti-viral enzyme has generated clusters of mutations that have affected the evolution of hominid genomes.


Embark hopes the test will not only satisfy the curiosity of pet owners but advance both canine and human health research.

A genome-wide association study involving more than 4,000 dogs uncovered new genetic associations and pointed to strategies for future disease studies.

Based on thousands of domestic and village dog genotypes, the researchers suspect dogs were likely domesticated somewhere near Nepal or Mongolia. 

The scientists will try to develop a platform that can find and edit genes responsible for key traits such as plant yield and disease resistance.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Host genetics shape what microbes take up residence in the human gut and together influence host weight, according to a new study appearing in Cell from Cornell University's Ruth Ley and colleagu

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – A Cornell University-led team has sequenced and started analyzing the genome of the domestic house fly, Musca domestica, in the hopes of detecting genetic clues for dealing with the pest and pathogens it carries.


In PNAS this week: miR-515 levels higher in women with preeclampsia, horizontal gene transfer in parasitic plants, and more.

A cancer researcher retracts 19 articles from one journal for image manipulation, according to Retraction Watch.

Precision medicine has to consider context in addition to genetic mutations in cancer treatment, Medscape reports.

Genomics may help the Cavendish banana from succumbing to fungal infections, a trio of researchers writes at the Conversation.