The researchers said the technique could be used to identify biomarkers specific to cancer or bacterial infection that are too small to detect by other methods.
Direct-to-consumer genetic testing companies have based their products on what scientists have accomplished, but the caveat is that the science is still in its early days.
After a study finds DNA from antibiotic-resistant bacteria in Beijing smog, residents there worry, according to the New York Times.
Canada begins its search for a chief government science advisor, Nature News reports.
A company is using facial recognition tools to identify genetic disorders from pictures, Technology Review reports.
In PNAS this week: genes involved in histone deacetylation in Arabidopsis, effects of pathogenic presenilin-1 mutations, and more.