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Researchers are using sourdough starter to get a glimpse into the factors and processes that influence the microbiome, NPR reports.

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: improved method for determining RNA structure, approach for detecting microRNAs digitally, and more.

Researchers unearth instances of horizontal gene transfer between bacteria used in making cheese, New Scientist reports.

Tufts scientists and their colleagues called for steps to ensure that disadvantaged groups benefit from genetically based diagnoses and treatments.

Metabolon will work with Johns Hopkins University and Tufts Medical Center to develop and clinically validate the new blood-based diagnostic.

Scientists from Tufts and Harvard can efficiently deliver Cas9 to human cells with a lipid nanoparticle technology, setting the stage for in vivo delivery.

As Quanterix continues to grow its business, quantifying proteins in single cells could drive its sales in the academic market, CEO Kevin Hrusovsky said.

The deal provides Tufts Health Plan members with access to the ConfirmMDx test for prostate cancer.

Non-invasive prenatal screening tests are not only detecting fetal chromosomal abnormalities, but also some cases of maternal cancer.

The results are the most comprehensive picture so far of the patterns of abnormal NIPT results that could indicate a woman has a higher risk of carrying an unknown tumor.

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Using DNA to sketch crime victims might not be a great idea, the NYTimes says.

Science has its own problem with sexual harassment. What do we do with the research these abusers produce, Wired asks.

Senate Republicans led by Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) are trying to change how the government funds basic research, reports ScienceInsider.

In Science this week: combining genomics and ecology to better understand the effects of natural selection on evolution, and more.