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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A draft guidance issued by the US Food and Drug Administration regarding fecal microbiota transplants may affect how stool banks operate.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 PNAS this week: variation patterns in wheat lines, regulatory variation in Capsella grandiflora, and more.

A Rockefeller University researcher is using edited ants to explore complex biological systems, the New York Times writes.

There's a heritable aspect to how much time people spend online, the Los Angeles Times reports.

Stat News reports that Joseph Gulfo is another contender for FDA commissioner.