Investigators used gene expression and immunological profiling to detect distinct immune responses in dengue virus-infected children with or without symptoms.
Using data for thousands of African individuals, researchers retraced migrations by Bantu language groups and ties to other populations in Africa and beyond.
International research teams collaborated to create five fully functioning synthetic yeast chromosomes, taking them one step closer to a whole synthetic genome.
By analyzing hundreds of rabies virus genomes from isolates collected over 65 years, researchers characterized evolutionary features in two main RABV groups.
Two independent research teams linked plasmepsin 2 and plasmepsin 3 gene amplifications to piperaquine resistance.
The next-generation sequencing-based test is designed to detect bacteria and viruses in blood samples from patients with suspected infections, especially immunocompromised patients.
By sequencing the genomes of more than 300 Shigella dysenteriae isolates, researchers identified lineages involved in worldwide outbreaks prior to WWI.
With thousands of Listeria monocytogenes isolates, researchers identified virulent clonal groups involved in central nervous system or cross-placenta infections.
Researchers identified DNA methylation patterns associated with both historical and current lifestyles and environments in Central African individuals.
A French team sequenced and compared Streptococcus agalactiae isolates from 19 mothers and their infected infants.
The Seattle Times writes that pharmacogenomics testing can help choose medications that may work best for people with depression.
Researchers report that deleting one gene from butterflies affects their wing coloration patterns, according to the Washington Post.
In PNAS this week: genome sequencing of weevil symbionts, retinoid X receptor deletion in lung cancer metastasis, and more.
Sequencing could help combat foodborne illnesses, according to a blog post by Food and Drug Administration officials.