A new project called PathoMap is exploring the microbiome of public spaces in New York City, starting with the subway system.

The long-term goal of the effort, which is spearheaded by a research group at Weill Cornell Medical College and is still looking for funding, is to establish infrastructure for monitoring high-traffic areas in the city for potentially pathogenic microbes using next-gen sequencing, and to use those data in combination with other information to react quickly to public health threats.

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Smithsonian Magazine reports that environmental DNA sampling can be used to track elusive organisms.

In Genome Research this week: repetitive satellite DNA in the fruit fly, transcriptome map assembly pipeline, and more.

Researchers suggest that genetic variations could influence the side effects people experience when using synthetic cannabinoids, the International Business Times reports.

An analysis has examined the makeup of researchers on Twitter and what they share, Nature News reports.

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27
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This webinar is the third in a four-part series highlighting real-world examples of how some lab directors are bringing validated next-generation sequencing-based tests to the clinic.

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09
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This webinar is the last in a four-part series highlighting real-world examples of how some lab directors are bringing validated next-generation sequencing-based tests to the clinic.