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The researchers reported that most of these changes, though not all, reverted to normal upon the astronaut's return to Earth.

Common non-coding variants, along with rarer coding alterations, appear to contribute to a developmental disease with bowel and other gastrointestinal symptoms.

At the AGBT meeting last night, Johns Hopkins researcher Joshua Cohen said that the partners are looking to recruit 50,000 healthy individuals for the study.

The JHU technology leverages an epigenetic biomarker panel and a sponge-on-a-string collection device, as well as a PCR-based method, to detect Barrett's esophagus.

The device can process high-volume sputum samples for PCR-based Mycobacterium tuberculosis detection at smear-negative, culture-positive levels.

Is It Useful?

The New York Times warns in an editorial that 23andMe health risk tests may not provide useful information.

At the PAG conference, researchers said they are sequencing 100 tomato genomes in 100 days using Oxford Nanopore's PromethIon and a pipeline for maximizing SV diversity.

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: links between placental transcriptome and weight; colorectal cancer-related microRNAs; and more.

This Week in Science

In Science this week: metagenomic nanopore sequencing of Lassa fever outbreak, and more.

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St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists have treated infants with X-linked severe combined immunodeficiency using gene therapy in an early phase study.

Bloomberg reports that the DNA-for-cash deal reported in Kentucky might be a more widespread scam.

St. Louis Public Radio reports that some African Americans are turning to DNA ancestry testing to help guide genealogical searches.

In Nature this week: a genomic analysis of the snailfish Pseudoliparis swirei, ancient DNA analysis gives insight into the introduction of farming to England, and more.