In Cell this week: small proteins identified among human microbiome, role for tumor microbes in pancreatic cancer survival, and more.
Researchers focused on using existing computational methods to fill in gaps in the human microbiome without reference genomes.
The NAM, NAS, and Royal Society have formed a commission to develop a framework on the proper use of genome editing, and convened its first meeting in Washington, DC, this week.
Researchers in California link additional genes to autism risk, HealthDay News reports.
Using 10x Genomics' immune profiling and ATAC-seq assays, the researchers upended the notion that cancer-fighting T cells come from within a tumor.
Researchers sequenced edits made at 1,656 on-target genomic sites in primary human T cells and used the data to train the model.
In Cell this week: malignant cellular states in glioblastoma, method for predicting long-term outcomes among cancer patients, and more.
The grant recipients will receive up to $5 million each and are led by scientists at institutions including Harvard Medical School and the Cleveland Clinic.
From single-cell RNA sequence data on neurogenic brain samples from young and old mice, researchers saw T cell activity that seems to staunch neural stem cell proliferation.
In PNAS this week: mathematical model of metastatic seeding, mitochondrial mutation effects, and more.
The Wall Street Journal looks into FamilyTreeDNA's handling of genetic genealogy searches by law enforcement.
In a point-counterpoint in the Boston Globe, researchers discuss the potential of gene editing to prevent Lyme disease, but also the pitfalls of doing so.
MIT's Technology Review reports that researchers hope to develop a CRISPR-based pain therapy.
In Science this week: atlas of malaria parasites' gene expression across their life cycles, and more.