University of Maryland

The company also received a grant from the Maryland Innovation Initiative to help advance the device toward commercialization.

By focusing on protein domain families, researchers uncovered "oncodomains" that linked thousands of variants to cancer.

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A draft guidance issued by the US Food and Drug Administration regarding fecal microbiota transplants may affect how stool banks operate.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


The president of France's National Research Agency has resigned, according to Nature News.

A senator wants a "right-to-try" provision in the US Food and Drug Administration funding bill, but an ethicist says at Stat News that it would undermine the role of clinical trials.

In PNAS this week: red algae Porphyra umbicalis genome, deep neural network model for sequencing peptides, and more.

The Guardian's Barbara Ellen has tried out some DNA testing services to see whether they provide valuable information.