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This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: genes selected for in potato domestication, method sequencing and haplotyping analysis on single cells, and more.

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: transcriptomic and developmental patterns of filamentous fungi development, cutaneous leishmaniasis diagnosis method, and more.

The grants were made as part of the NSF's Enabling Discovery through Genomic Tools — or EDGE — program.

The study found that combining whole-genome expression or genome-wide methylation data with clinical data improves survival predictions in breast cancer cases.

The money will be used to develop genomic tools and technologies for creating disease-resistant plants of the Cucurbitaceae family such as watermelons and pumpkins.

This article was originally published Oct. 10.
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – A team from Michigan State University and the Argonne National Laboratory has developed parallel metagenomic sequencing strategies designed to characterize wastewater-borne viruses.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – By combining two pre-assembly filtering approaches, researchers led by Michigan State University's Titus Brown were able to turn complex metagenomic datasets, including data from two soil samples, into ones that are comparably friendlier to assemble and use.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Whether a gene mutation leads to a certain phenotype depends in part on how it interacts with other mutations and the genetic background in which those mutations are being expressed, researchers reported yesterday in PLOS Genetics.

Portland State University of Portland, Ore., has received US Patent No. 8,409,411, "Nano-porous membrane based sensors." The patent describes nanoporous alumina membranes that host immobilized antibodies in the pores.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – American and Chinese researchers have used quantitative PCR arrays to begin documenting the presence of diverse antibiotic resistance genes in manure and soil samples from commercial swine farms in China.

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Researchers test gene therapy targeting a different cancer protein in a new trial, the New York Times reports.

Pennsylvania State University researchers found that salivary microRNAs could predict which kids would have longer concussion symptoms, according to NPR.

The Associated Press reports Alex Azar, the new Department of Health and Human Services secretary nominee, made millions of dollars as a pharmaceutical executive.

In PNAS this week: immune profiling of breast cancer, transposable element patterns in rice, and more.