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This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: ramifications of sexual recombination in bacteria, Mycobacterium leprae genome sequences, and more.

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: gene expression signatures in mouse breast cancer models, RNA sequencing study of Kaposi's sarcoma, and more.

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.

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Researchers find that historical factors influence which genes are the most highly studied, the Atlantic reports.

The US National Science Foundation's new sexual harassment policy is to go into effect next month, according to Nature News.

Researchers report using genotyping to tie together illegal ivory shipments and trace them back to a handful of cartels, the New York Times reports.

In Nature this week: genomic ancestry analysis of Sardinians, current noncoding mutations in colorectal cancer, and more.