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The NASA Twins Study says being in space leads to altered DNA methylation and expression, Space.com reports.

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A NASA technologist tells The Times that the agency is looking into altering the DNA of Mars-bound astronauts.

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.

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A new study in JAMA finds that genetic tests might not be able to determine what diet is right for someone seeking to lose weight.

A genome-wide association study that linked common genetic variants to salivary gland carcinoma risk has been retracted, according to Retraction Watch.

Vampire bats' ability to live off blood is etched in their genomes and gut microbiomes, the Scientist reports.

In Genome Biology this week: peopling of the Sahara, epigenetic reprogramming analysis of liverwort, and more.