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.
US News & World Report writes that genetic testing of lung tumors can help identify treatments for patients.
A team of researchers plans to sample Loch Ness for environmental DNA, according to Newsweek.
The New York Times writes about the appearance of mosaicism in healthy people.
In PNAS this week: insecticide resistance patterns Anopheles gambiae mosquito, transcriptome patterns in Pseudomonas aeruginosa during infection, and more.