Filamentous prophages turned up in a significant proportion of cystic fibrosis Pseudomonas aeruginosa lung infections, particular in older patients and drug-resistant cases.
The Guardian reports that delivery mode seems to affect the makeup of infants' gut microbiomes.
In a study of microbial genome data, researchers noted that many horizontal gene transfer events appeared to occur between different sites within the human body.
The researchers said a microbiome-based test could expand the number of individuals who are screened for the disease.
The funding will enable the Institute for Genome Sciences to pursue a number of infectious disease research initiatives using omics technologies.
A pair of new fecal metagenomics studies pointed to gut microbial community shifts, related functional changes, and specific signatures for colorectal cancer.
With gut metagenomic sequences from two population cohorts, investigators identified associations between health traits and microbial structural variants.
EASI-Genomics was launched earlier this year to provide free access to NGS technologies and genomic services to researchers from industry and academia.
Researchers identified a handful of microbes associated with spontaneous preterm birth, and highlighted host immune protein levels with potential ties to the condition.
The companies will use their respective technologies in a study investigating the associations between ovarian cancer and the gut microbiome.
Australia will not be regulating gene editing of plants, animals, and human cell lines as long as no new genetic material is incorporated, reports Nature News.
The Washington Post reports that the US Department of Agriculture told its researchers to label peer-reviewed articles as "preliminary" work.
Researchers have sequenced the genomes of both the coast redwood and the giant sequoia, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.
In PNAS this week: study of epigenetic patterns in mammalian eggs, clonal expansion patterns in CD8+ T cells, and more.