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The New Yeast

Researchers are working on re-making the yeast genome from scratch, according to the Associated Press.

Though they face challenges in sample collection, data analysis and storage, and funding, the EBP researchers are optimistic they will succeed.

An integrated analysis of uterine carcinosarcomas uncovered a range of somatic mutations and shifts in transcription, methylation, and microRNA expression.

International research teams collaborated to create five fully functioning synthetic yeast chromosomes, taking them one step closer to a whole synthetic genome.

Two new studies are exploring genomic features and population variation in the river blindness-causing parasite Onchocerca volvulus.

Researchers are using Bio-Rad's droplet digital PCR technology to validate seven ctDNA biomarkers that may predict melanoma recurrence.

Researchers performed whole-genome sequencing on 93 landraces of African rice and constructed a map of 2.32 million SNPs, which revealed new information on its domestication.

An international team sequenced 182 samples from malaria-infected patients to learn how different parasite strains have been evolving resistance to treatment.

Tumor infiltrating cell adoptive cell therapy success in metastatic melanoma patients was associated with DNA methylation and histone acetylation changes.

A proposal published in Science lays out a vision to drive down the cost of fabricating genomes and accelerate research and innovation in synthetic biology.

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The Seattle Times writes that pharmacogenomics testing can help choose medications that may work best for people with depression.

Researchers report that deleting one gene from butterflies affects their wing coloration patterns, according to the Washington Post.

In PNAS this week: genome sequencing of weevil symbionts, retinoid X receptor deletion in lung cancer metastasis, and more.

Sequencing could help combat foodborne illnesses, according to a blog post by Food and Drug Administration officials.