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Using a transposon library and massively parallel sequencing, researchers from HHMI and Tufts University have developed a technique for identifying essential genes and mapping genetic interactions in Streptococcus pneumoniae.

For nearly a quarter of a century, David Walt's laboratory at Tufts University has been applying micro- and nanotechnology to interrogate single molecules, analyze genetic variation, and investigate the contents and behavior of single cells. BioArray News spoke recently with Walt, co-founder and scientific advisory board chair of Illumina and Quanterix, about those activities.

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The US National Institutes of Health's All of Us project awarded $4.6 million to the company Color to develop a genetic counseling resource for the program.

The Times of India reports on a pilot study that used genomic testing to determine whether patients had drug-resistant tuberculosis.

New guidelines say that more women may benefit from genetic testing for hereditary breast or ovarian cancer, according to the Los Angeles Times.

In Cell this week: small proteins identified among human microbiome, role for tumor microbes in pancreatic cancer survival, and more.