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Gut microbiome researchers have identified features associated with everything from Crohn's disease to salt intake, immune activity, and hypertension.

Researchers sequenced and analyzed the genome of Apostasia shenzhenica, which is part of a small sister lineage to other plants in the Orchidaceae family, uncovering new evolutionary clues.

The La Jolla, California-based firm is moving beyond its US home market into other regions that promise growth for synthetic genomics providers.

The blood-based test will use a 23-gene expression signature identified by researchers at VIB-KU Leuven and their collaborators.

The institutes will exchange investigators, form research collaborations in various areas of plant biotechnology, and start new companies together.

With the help of TCGA sequence data, researchers uncovered expression of a long, non-coding RNA called SAMMSON that appears to be specific to melanoma.

The new R9 pore, which the company has licensed from VIB in Belgium and plans to release for the MinIon and the PromethIon, is based on the E. coli CsgG nanopore.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Biocartis today said that it has exclusively licensed from life science research institute VIB a panel of microsatellite instability biomarkers for several cancers, including colorectal cancer, which it plans to use in developing a molecular diagnostic assay.

BITS, the bioinformatics training and service facility of Belgium's Vlaams Instituut voor Biotechnologie, or VIB, will use Biogazelle's qbase+ software for PCR analysis, Biogazelle said this week.

Aiming to gain a foothold in Europe's emerging next-gen sequencing-based diagnostic market, Multiplicom of Belgium is offering multiplex PCR amplification kits for a range of inherited cancers and other genetic disorders.

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In a survey, about half of Canadian government scientists say they still feel as though they cannot speak freely, ScienceInsider reports.

The Atlantic reports that biohacker Josiah Zayner regrets injecting himself with the CRISPR gene-editing tool on stage.

Clinicians in China are moving ahead with a number of CRISPR trials, NPR reports, as the US embarks on its first.

In Nature this week: genomic approaches applied to study Neolithic and Bronze Age Europeans, and more.