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Two new Nature Communications studies underscored the need for better genomic studies of populations of non-European ancestry.

Researchers implemented qPCR on TaqMan Array Cards to find six pathogens are responsible for up to 90 percent of childhood diarrhea at seven sites in Africa and Asia.

A draft guidance issued by the US Food and Drug Administration regarding fecal microbiota transplants may affect how stool banks operate.

CosmosID's technology will support a US Department of Agriculture-funded effort to facilitate the safe use of non-traditional irrigation water on food crops.

The grant was awarded to a University of Maryland researcher to develop tools to complement the Bioconductor open-source bioinformatics project.

As interest in personalized medicine grows, government contractors are entering the field, the Washington Post reports.

The technology links distinctive genomic variants in bacteria of the human gut microbiome to two forms of inflammatory bowel disease.

The results showed that mammalian-infecting Plasmodium evolved contemporaneously with their hosts, with little evidence of parasite host-switching on an evolutionary scale.

With the precision of PCR, the method could ultimately be used to build faster, simpler diagnostics.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – A University of Maryland team used transcriptome sequencing to uncover possible pest control targets in the brown marmorated stink bug Halyomorpha halys.

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In Science this week: genetic analysis of pollutant-tolerant fish, and more.

Researchers have found a rare carbapenem resistance gene on a US pig farm, NBC News reports.

New York officials are considering the use of a familial DNA search to get a lead on a suspect in the strangulation death of a runner.

NIH Director Francis Collins has selected a retired Army major general and cardiologist for the CEO spot at the agency's embattled Clinical Center.