A recent study has found that the Illumina MiSeq instrument edges out the Life Technologies Ion Torrent PGM platform for de novo genome sequencing and assembly on a specific microbial species, though the PGM offered advantages for sequence typing the microbe.

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The partially reinstated US travel ban leaves space for uncertainty for researchers, Nature News says.

Researchers find a number of traits differ by sex and could affect mouse model studies, according to Reuters.

Tweaking the skin microbiome could help address some skin conditions, the New York Times reports.

In PNAS this week: DNA methylation profiles of tumor tissue, gene dynamics in prokaryotes, and more.