microbiome

Of Mice and Microbes

Mice in New York harbor both antibiotic-resistant bacteria and novel viruses, according to a new analysis of their fecal microbiomes.

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: splice variant linked to lethal condition in bull terriers, sequencing to search for pathogens at hot springs, and more.

This Week in Science

In Science this week: early life experience influence somatic variation in the genome, and more.

The company's microbiome collection devices will be used to collect samples for the Biobank for Microbiome Research in Massachusetts.

Aubrac cattle

A collection of more than 500 bacteria and archaea may provide insights into lignocellulose breakdown and methane production in the guts of ruminant animals.

The firm uses at least five types of metagenomic assays to detect the relative abundance of microbial species in the oral and pulmonary microbiomes.

NPR reports that researchers are examining the microbial makeup of cow rumens.

This Week in Science

In Science this week: gut bacteria that influence effectiveness of a high-fiber diet in type 2 diabetes, and more.

The researchers also found that niche-based processes underlie how the skin microbiomes of people living in megacities are assembled.

The firm will use the funds to develop microbiome-based products that will improve crop yield and reduce spoilage after harvest.

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In an against-all-odds twist, a researcher studying exceeding rare FOXG1 mutations discovers her daughter has the syndrome.

An effort by Genomics Medicine Ireland is creating a database of diseases based on the genomics of people in Ireland. It now is looking into the possibility of including Scotland in its work.

In recent weeks, the direct-to-consumer genetics firm has rolled out a health hub where customers can share information concerning 18 common health conditions.

In PLOS this week, new genes associated with prostate cancer risk, genetic patterns in M. bovis, and more.