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This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: strategy for reactivating Rett syndrome-linked MECP2, small molecules able to suppress Staphylococcus aureus virulence, and more.

This Week in Nature

In Nature this week: genome-wide CRISPR-Cas9 screen finds key cell surface receptor used by the chikungunya virus, and more.

The researchers proposed specific functions for transporters, enzymes, and uncharacterized protein families and identified several potential DNA repair proteins.

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: method to predict cancer susceptibility, root microbiome, and more.

The funding will be used to develop new software and data structures to enable researchers to use the GO data for network-based analysis. 

Researchers used a metagenomic approach to uncover 2,500 bacterial genomes from sediment and groundwater samples.

Researchers detected small bacteria with uncharacteristic ribosomes and other peculiarities when they sequenced water samples from a Rifle, Colorado bioremediation site.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – In Nature, researchers from the US and Japan detailed the transcriptional dynamics and diversity they detected in Drosophila melanogaster cell lines

At the summit of an extinct volcano in Oregon, a research team from the University of Washington was able to collect enough microbial biomass from two trans-Pacific air plumes to permit a microarray analysis.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Analytical instrument firm Leco announced today an agreement with the US Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory to develop metabolomic applications and tools.

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A genomic analysis of modern and ancient maize reveals a complicated domestication history, according to Reuters.

In PLOS this week: MYRF variant linked to congenital diaphragmatic hernia, analysis of the "dragon's blood" red resin produced by traditional medicine plants, and more.

CNBC reports that half of academic researchers leave after about five years.

Researchers have used genetic analysis to confirm a new type of salamander, the New York Times reports.