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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.

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

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

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A New Zealand minister says the country's genetic modification laws need to be re-examined to help combat climate change, the New Zealand Herald reports.

A new analysis finds some cancers receive more nonprofit dollars than others.

An Australian mother's conviction in the deaths of her children may be re-examined after finding that two of the children carried a cardiac arrhythmia-linked gene variant.

In Science this week: comparative analysis of sex differences in mammal gene expression, and more.