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A new study suggests that more than 1 percent of the Mongolian yak genome, on average, is made up of sequences obtained by mixing with bovine cattle.

Researchers used metagenomic sequencing to profile gut microbial genes in pigs from three countries, representing hundreds of animals across 17 breeds.

A PCR-based look at pathogens and parasites in adult Ixodes ricinus ticks from France identified multiple pathogens in more than 20 percent of adult individuals tested.

The team used arrays to genotype several hundred lines of a multiparental wheat population and create a method to estimate the contribution of each parent in the evolved population.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – An international team led by investigators in Australia, China, Canada, France, and the US has sequenced and started analyzing the genome of the canola plant Brassica napus, an oilseed source descended from a hybridization event between B. rapa and B.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – In a study appearing online today in Nature, researchers from China, France, and the UK described a gut microbiome signature for identifying individuals with live

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – An international team that includes members of the "Metagenomics of the Human Intestinal Tract," or MetaHIT, consortium has come up with a new method for putting together microbial genomes and identifying species from metagenomic sequence data.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A mycorrhizal fungus species known for forming mutually beneficial interactions with plant roots has lost fewer metabolic genes than might be expected in an obligate symbiont, a genome sequencing

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In PLOS this week: a sequencing-based screen of Lyme disease-causing pathogen, the range of animals bitten by Anopheles darling mosquitoes in Peru, and more.

An NC State researcher is exploring the use of CRISPR-Cas3 as an anti-microbial, Gizmodo reports.

The Earth BioGenome Project plans to sequence all life on Earth, according to ScienceInsider.

For those who are concerned about Trump administration actions related to science, a new column in Scientific American has suggestions for ways to fight back.