The UK developers believe that their device has the potential for multiplex testing at the point of care using solid-state nanopore sensing with DNA probes.
With genome-wide association studies involving more than 200,000 individuals, researchers narrowed in on 58 loci and dozens of genes with ties to a chronic infection marker.
In Nature this week: common genetic variants influence monogenic neurodevelopmental disorders, analysis of fruitENCODE, and more.
An Imperial College London-led team reports that it was able to use a gene drive to control a population of lab mosquitos.
In PNAS this week: analysis of proteolytic enzymes secreted by circulating tumor cells, phylogenetic study of Fv1 evolution, and more.
Researchers in the UK are working on using gene drives to control malaria-carrying mosquitoes, the Telegraph reports.
Jess Wade, a postdoc at Imperial College London, hopes to raise the profiles of women in science by writing their Wikipedia pages, the Guardian reports.
In PNAS this week: single-cell analysis of blood cells from malaria mosquito vector, genes contributing to high yield in rice, and more.
An international research team uncovered differences in both host and parasite gene expression between uncomplicated and severe malaria cases in The Gambia.
The Economist reports that new labs aim to centralize genetic engineering lab work.
A genomic analysis of modern and ancient maize reveals a complicated domestication history, according to Reuters.
In PLOS this week: MYRF variant linked to congenital diaphragmatic hernia, analysis of the "dragon's blood" red resin produced by traditional medicine plants, and more.
CNBC reports that half of academic researchers leave after about five years.
Researchers have used genetic analysis to confirm a new type of salamander, the New York Times reports.