NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – In a study appearing online today in Science, a Massachusetts-based research team describes a genetic screening strategy it is using to tease apart a set of complex interactions between bacterial pathogens and their host cells.

The approach — dubbed "insertional mutagenesis and depletion," or iMAD — couples mutagenesis of bacterial DNA with RNA interference, which is then used to knock down host cell genes.

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The New York Times and ProPublica look into the close relationship between a startup and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

Yahoo News reports millions of dollars are being transferred from NIH, CDC, and other programs to pay for the housing of detained undocumented immigrant children.

Researchers gave a handful of octopuses MDMA to find that they too act more social on the drug, Gizmodo reports.

In Science this week: in vitro generation of human reproductive cells, and more.

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With the Next Generation Sequencing (NGS), genomes sequencing has been democratized over the last decades with the detection of genomic alterations, thus replacing Sanger sequencing.