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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.

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.

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The New York Times reports that as China invests in science, it also is dealing with research fraud.

In PLOS this week: transcriptome study of a cold-tolerant plant, deep sequencing of clinical influenza A samples, and more.

The Atlantic writes that retrotransposons like BovB have proliferated in a number of genomes.

Researchers have sequenced the genome of a man who lived in China some 40,000 years ago, according to UPI.