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The money is being provided under three Genome Canada funding competitions in partnership with the Canadian federal government and other groups.

Hmong and Karen immigrants to the US quickly lost diversity in their microbiomes and experienced shifts in the microbes present in their guts.

The firm will use the grant to accelerate the commercialization of synthetic DNA standards and algorithms licensed from the University of Minnesota.

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In PLOS this week: links between gut microbiome and colorectal cancer mutations, targeted sequencing uncovers genetic susceptibilities to epilepsy in Koreans, and more.

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: de novo mutations in epileptic encephalopathy, sequencing analysis of aromatic rice, and more.

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: approach to diagnose hemorrhagic fevers, recessive disease mutations in mixed-breed dogs, and more.

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: biobank for sleeping sickness research, skin microbiome of cats with allergies, and more.

Roughly one-third of castration-resistant prostate cancer cases appear to involve rearrangements affecting the androgen receptor gene.

The University of Minnesota's Shilpa Gupta will work with Biocept on a study aimed at providing clinical support for the use of the firm's PD-L1 and AR tests.

CRISPR is the paradigm now in research applications, but companies with IP rights to TALENs and zinc finger nucleases are pushing forward with those technologies.

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The New York Times Magazine examines gender discrimination at the Salk Institute.

Science reports that MD Anderson Cancer Center has dismissed three researchers over foreign tie concerns.

A second death in gene therapy trial for type 1 spinal muscular atrophy is under investigation, according to Reuters.

In PLOS this week: antibiotic resistance patterns in Escherichia coli, a dozen genetic loci tied to varicose vein risk, and more.