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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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CNBC reports that Amazon invested in the startup Grail as it sees an opportunity for its cloud computing company in genomics.

Lawrence Krauss writes at Slate that science is needed for good public policy and should not be ignored.

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

In Cell this week: functional profiling of Plasmodium genome, a self-inactivating rabies virus, and more.