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Participants aim to use predictive modeling to better understand epigenetic mechanisms, while encouraging the development of new technologies and therapies.

ScienceInsider reports that universities may be worse than drug companies at reporting clinical trial results.

The virus emerged in northeastern Brazil and spread southward, though was transmitted through the sylvan cycle, the researchers' analysis showed.

Public health microbiologists are forging ahead with WGS, even as others caution that it may not yet be ready for such a role, said speakers at ASM Microbe 2018.

Diagnostic WGS will be centralized and performed at the same Genomics England facility used in the 100,000 Genomes Project.

Researchers sequenced 61 Zika virus genomes isolated from patients in the region to reconstruct viral movements.

In PNAS this week: insecticide resistance patterns Anopheles gambiae mosquito, transcriptome patterns in Pseudomonas aeruginosa during infection, and more.

A pair of British researchers has reconstructed the ancestral metazoan genome, the New York Times reports.

Sweet Potato Puzzle

Researchers turn to genetic analysis to unravel how sweet potatoes spread from the Americas to Polynesia, the New York Times reports.

Researchers from the University of Oxford and the University of Sydney sequenced numerous platypus genomes to study their population history.

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The US Department of Justice has proposed a rule change to enable DNA to be collected from migrants, the Associated Press reports.

Bernard Fisher, a surgeon who changed how breast cancer is treated, has died at 101, the New York Times reports.

Washington Post columnist writes that she is skeptical about DNA-based diets.

In PNAS this week: recurrent inactivation of DEPDC5 in gastrointestinal stromal tumors, taxonomic reliability of GenBank sequences, and more.