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A team led by researchers at the University of Maryland uncovered thousands of gene pairs whose expression levels affect cancer survival and drug response.

In PNAS this week: genomic profile of an endosymbiotic microbe, role of horizontal gene transfer in fungal adaptations, and more.

The funding will enable the Institute for Genome Sciences to pursue a number of infectious disease research initiatives using omics technologies.

Researchers identified a handful of microbes associated with spontaneous preterm birth, and highlighted host immune protein levels with potential ties to the condition.

A new analysis pointed to a rise in over-generalized or incorrect bacterial identification by k-mer lowest common ancestor methods as the database has grown.

Using biorepository strains, researchers from the J. Craig Venter Institute and elsewhere profiled Zika virus consensus sequences, variant patterns, and phylogenetics.

The program was established to support the development and dissemination of functional genomic tools and techniques for genome manipulation in model organisms.

With genome sequences or genotyping profiles for 280 Native American and mestizo individuals, researchers explored population history and dynamics in Peru.

The roundworm Caenorhabditis briggsae lost thousands of genes, possibly in response to developing the ability to self-fertilize, the New York Times says.

Participants in the pilot will begin developing the capabilities required for the planned data commons, including making data transparent and interoperable.

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Holden Thorp is to be the new editor-in-chief of Science and its related journals.

A genetic analysis of salmon scales collected over the course of a century points to a sharp decline in the number of fish returning each year to river in British Columbia, CBC reports.

Adelaide University has suspended the head of an ancient DNA lab as its investigation of workplace bullying continues, Australia's ABC News reports.

In PNAS this week: gene expression profiles of adipocyte subtypes, computational approach for improving plant expressome analysis, and more.