Researchers examined virulence, resistance, and transmission patterns in genome sequence data for more than 300 invasive Staphylococcus aureus isolates from Europe.
They will use the funds to develop software tools for designing and testing site-specific CRISPR systems that target drug resistance mechanisms in cancer cells.
Re-sequencing of the Schistosoma mansoni genome provides insight into the parasite's population history.
A University College London-led team has found that microdeletions and microduplications cannot be reliably detected by non-invasive prenatal testing.
Data from four cohorts suggest cytosine sites in the AHRR and F2RL3 genes are hypomethylated in pre-diagnostic blood samples from individuals at risk of lung cancer.
At the Guardian, Imperial College's Stephen Curry writes that preprint servers can help researchers discuss their work.
Researchers detected a truncating mutation in the carboxypeptidase E gene in members of a Sudanese family affected by extreme obesity, glucose metabolism problems, and other symptoms.
Through unbiased and targeted metabolite testing on urine samples from thousands of individuals in the US and the UK, researchers have narrowed in on urine compounds that coincide with body mass index.
The method could speed up work on synthetic gene circuits and help make gene cloning easier throughout molecular biology.
The researchers used a network-based approach to uncover a gene that regulates an epilepsy-related gene network and that may be a possible treatment target.
Three genetic testing companies form a coalition to influence how Congress considers genetic privacy, The Hill reports.
University of California, San Diego researchers investigate how skin care products influence the skin microbiome, Scientific American reports.
The Wall Street Journal examines billing codes used by uBiome.
In PNAS this week: links between lung adenocarcinoma and lncRNA, algorithm to impute and cluster Hi-C interaction profiles from single cells, and more.