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From Pigs to Monkeys

Technology Review reports that eGenesis is testing whether organs from genetically modified pigs can be transplanted into monkeys.

Harvard and Brigham and Women's Hospital researchers will help guide Sanford in using and interpreting data collected through its Sanford Chip pharmacogenomic test.

Two research groups analyzed ancient DNA samples from across the Arctic to tease out how populations in Siberia and North America are related to one another.

The studies, which used multi-omic approaches, are part of the integrative Human Microbiome Project (iHMP) — the second phase of the Human Microbiome Project.

Cancer Moonshot-funded teams are profiling pre-cancers in an effort to establish targeted treatment, detection, and prevention methods that can be applied before cancers form.

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: core Pseudomonas aeruginosa genome, study of ancient Paget's disease of the bone, and more.

Investigators identified a set of inflammatory proteins that appears to coincide with current and future risk of end-stage renal disease in individuals with diabetes.

The TATTON study found a combination therapy could treat some EGFR-positive lung cancer patients who developed MET-based resistance, but the best way to gauge MET status isn't yet clear.

A team compared expression in duodenum samples from active celiac cases, cases in remission, and unaffected controls, identifying active disease-related expression shifts.

The group published results showing its method can faithfully recapitulate genome-wide measures of DNA repair deficiency using much smaller sequencing panels.

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Two patients fell ill, and one subsequently died, following a fecal microbiome transplant that harbored multi-drug-resistant bacteria, according to the New York Times.

US National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins says he will avoid male-only speaker panels.

Technology Review reports that eGenesis is testing whether organs from genetically modified pigs can be transplanted into monkeys.

In Science this week: almond reference genome, and more.