The speedy and small MinIon sequencer from Oxford Nanopore Technologies has been allowing researchers and epidemiologists to trace how Ebola has spread through communities in Guinea, Ed Yong reports at The Atlantic.
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In Science this week: genetic analysis of pollutant-tolerant fish, and more.
Researchers have found a rare carbapenem resistance gene on a US pig farm, NBC News reports.
New York officials are considering the use of a familial DNA search to get a lead on a suspect in the strangulation death of a runner.
NIH Director Francis Collins has selected a retired Army major general and cardiologist for the CEO spot at the agency's embattled Clinical Center.