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Researchers in the UK have developed a faster way to gauge antibiotic resistance from bacterial genomes.

The University of Oxford spinout will use its software to match genotypes and phenotypes in up to 500 genomes in a pilot study on clinical sequencing.

By examining haplotypes, Oxford University-led researchers studied how admixture and linked historical events have shaped the genetic landscape of West Eurasia.

In a paper in Nature Nanotechnology, the scientists demonstrate parallel measurements from many nanopores with single-base resolution, though not yet sequencing.

The CONVERGE consortium has found two loci, including one near a mitochondrial biogenesis gene, that are associated with major depressive disorder.

The partners received £30,000 (about $46,000) in funding from the BBSRC to support their metabolomics data-sharing and analyses activities.

This Week in Nature

In Nature this week: improved genome inference using population reference graph, and more.

Eisai will use Genomics' tools in its drug R&D efforts including for target selection, validation, and more.

Using samples from more than 2,000 people in the UK, an international team of researchers examined the pattern of genetic variation across the UK as well as continental European contributions to UK ancestry.

The consortium will address the major scientific challenges involving the productivity and sustainability of both natural and managed forests.


Three genetic testing companies form a coalition to influence how Congress considers genetic privacy, The Hill reports.

University of California, San Diego researchers investigate how skin care products influence the skin microbiome, Scientific American reports.

The Wall Street Journal examines billing codes used by uBiome.

In PNAS this week: links between lung adenocarcinoma and lncRNA, algorithm to impute and cluster Hi-C interaction profiles from single cells, and more.