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More than a dozen Yersinia pestis sub-populations turned up in a genome sequence and genotype analysis of strains collected across the country over 18 years.

By sequencing autopsy samples linked to an anthrax outbreak in 1979, investigators got a glimpse at Bacillus anthracis spores from a USSR production facility.

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Researchers have analyzed the genome of the anthrax strain from the 1979 bioweapons accident in the Soviet Union.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – A team from Japan and the US used a combination of whole-genome sequencing, exome sequencing, and "oncovirome" sequencing to scrutinize matched tumor and normal samples from more than 500 individuals from different populations who had a form of liver cancer called hepatocel

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb Daily News) – The Yersinia pestis strains that caused the Plague of Justinian and the later Black Death stemmed from separate introductions of the bacteria from rodents into humans, according to a genomic analysis of Y. pestis.

CapitalBio and Tsinghua University of Beijing have received US Patent No.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – In a study appearing in the early, online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences this week, researchers reported on results from a comparison of

The company is developing and validating assays for difficult-to-treat and drug-resistant infectious diseases based primarily on targets, biomarkers, and PCR primers developed at the Translational Genomics Research Institute and Northern Arizona University.

TGen, three Arizona universities, and Obsidian Strategic are aiming to develop a link between the partners that would greatly speed up the transfer of life sciences data.

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The US Food and Drug Administration has approved Kite Pharmaceuticals' CAR T-cell therapy for large B-cell lymphomas, the New York Times reports.

Kaiser Health News reports that gene therapies could cost more than a million dollars.

Worcester Polytechnic Institute researchers have received a grant to combine biology and computer science for high school students.

In Nature this week: variants associated with obsessive-compulsive disorder, review of key CRISPR enzymes, and more.