This Week in PNAS

A study appearing in the early, online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences this week describes microbial patterns detected in household dust samples from across the country. A team from the US and Denmark used 16S ribosomal RNA gene sequencing and internal transcribed spacer sequencing to identify bacteria and fungal phylotypes in volunteer-collected dust swabs from sites above external doors in some 1,200 American households.

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Oxford Nanopore Technologies is looking into dual listings in London and Hong Kong, according to the South China Morning Post.

The New York Times looks into medical research funding in the US and how the grant system might not be funding the best work.

US lawmakers proposed increasing the National Science Foundation budget, including its facilities account, Science reports.

In PNAS this week: effects of gene deletions on bacterial metabolic networks, genetic responses to sea star wasting disease, and more.