Targeted sequencing on isolates collected in Saudi Arabia led to 16 rare, non-tuberculosis Mycobacterium species from individuals with lung or other infections.
In a cohort of some 300 people with intellectual disability, a genomic approach offered a likely diagnosis some 60 percent of the time.
Along with known contributors to thyroid cancer, researchers detected mutations that were associated with aggressive cases and metastasis.
The Saudi Arabian research team analyzed the autozygomes and exomes of 31 families and found a strong candidate variant in 90 percent of them.
Researchers in Saudi Arabia sequenced the exomes of women having trouble conceiving and found a mutation that appears to halt early embryonic development.
The partially reinstated US travel ban leaves space for uncertainty for researchers, Nature News says.
Researchers find a number of traits differ by sex and could affect mouse model studies, according to Reuters.
Tweaking the skin microbiome could help address some skin conditions, the New York Times reports.
In PNAS this week: DNA methylation profiles of tumor tissue, gene dynamics in prokaryotes, and more.