Through metagenomic and other analysis, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory-led team found that the fungal diversity of the habitat changed as people lived there.
NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory is providing informatics services for an NCI-funded project to standardize cancer genomics ontologies.
The Verge speaks with Mark and Scott Kelly, who are the subjects of NASA's Twin Study.
President Donald Trump's budget blueprint includes a nearly 20 percent cut for the National Institutes of Health.
Preliminary results from the NASA Twins Study indicate changes in DNA methylation and gene expression due to life in space, Nature News says.
The next step to sequencing organisms found on the ISS or in space is to automate sample and library prep, according to a NASA microbiologist.
Researchers begin to study samples from the NASA Twins Study, the Los Angeles Times reports.
NASA says that astronauts have successfully performed a sequencing experiment on the International Space Station.
The agency is sending an Oxford Nanopore MinIon to the International Space Station to determine if the technology's microfluidic system can work in microgravity.
ISS astronauts will soon begin testing the Oxford Nanopore MinIon and two PCR platforms while researchers on Earth continue to evaluate microarrays for use in space.
Technology Review reports that researchers in the US have used CRISPR to modify a number of human embryos.
By introducing genes from butterfly peas and Canterbury bells, researchers in Japan have developed a blue chrysanthemum, according to NPR.
Plant researchers plan to sequence some 10,000 samples that represent the major plant clades, ScienceInsider reports.
In Nature this week: a Danish reference genome, and more.