metagenomics Sanger Institute-led Respiratory and Microbiome Initiative to Develop Genomic Surveillance Methods Premium The initiative will expand on the expertise gained through the use of genomic sequencing during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, applying it to other respiratory pathogens. Study Traces Maternal Impacts on Developing Infant Gut Microbe, Metabolite Features Researchers identified horizontal gene transfer between maternal and infant microbiomes, as well as other factors contributing to infant gut microbiome development. Ancient Human Dietary Changes Detected Using Plaque Microbe Analyses Oral microbiome community and functional changes were found in plaque samples from Paleolithic, Neolithic, and Copper Age individuals, reflecting lifestyle and dietary shifts. New Study Benchmarks Short- and Long-Read Sequencers on Complex Metagenomic Samples Premium The authors, led by Mathieu Almeida at INRAE in France, suggested that the paper provides resources to test metagenomic assembly and microbial taxonomy profiling software. Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, Gates Foundation Award $2M for Metagenomic Pathogen Research Ten new grantees will receive up to $200,000 each to conduct sequencing-based research into novel and emerging pathogens in low- and middle-income countries. Oct 19, 2022 NIST Analysis Discovers Sample Processing Bias in Metagenomic Wastewater Surveillance Premium Sep 30, 2022 European Mobilise Project to Develop Mobile Labs for Managing Infectious Disease Outbreaks Premium Sep 15, 2022 Gut Microbiome Strains Evolved Along With Humans Sep 15, 2022 Gut Microbiome in Multiple Sclerosis Varies by Disease Course, Treatment Approach Jul 28, 2022 Spanish Colonial History in Haiti, Eastern US Documented in Ancient Horse DNA Jul 27, 2022 Herpes Simplex Virus History, Spread Uncovered in Ancient DNA Analysis Jul 25, 2022 Ancient DNA Points to Plague, Typhoid Pathogens on Greek Island During Bronze Age Transition Period Jun 28, 2022 Boehringer Ingelheim, BiomX Embark on New Inflammatory Bowel Disease Biomarker Discovery Project Jun 10, 2022 Study Follows Infant Gut Microbiome Development in Nonindustrialized Hunter-Gatherer Population Jun 9, 2022 Phase Genomics Wins $5.5M in NIH, Gates Foundation Grants for Therapeutic Phage Discovery Jun 9, 2022 Karius Taps Capstone Health Alliance to Broaden Patient Access to Infectious Disease Testing May 26, 2022 Ancient Genome Sequence Provides Look at Ancestry for Individual Who Perished at Pompeii Apr 7, 2022 IDbyDNA Nabs Additional Funding for Gene Editing Dx, Biosurveillance Tech Mar 9, 2022 Gut Microbiome Shifts in Pancreatic Cancer Patients Point to Predictive Potential Feb 23, 2022 Arc Bio Gets $1.9M NIH Grant to Develop CSF Workflow for Metagenomic Platform Jan 25, 2022 Metagenomi Raises $175M in Series B Financing Round Jan 4, 2022 Chinese Study Uncovers Ties Between Blood Metabolites, Gut Microbes Jan 3, 2022 Tech-Boosted Genome Assembly Helps Resolve Closely Related Microbes in Metagenomic Sample Nov 23, 2021 Study Finds Ancient Human DNA Leaked Into Cave Stone Surrounding Bone Oct 20, 2021 Woolly Mammoths Died Out After Climate Shift Eliminated Food Source, Environmental DNA Study Finds Load More Breaking News New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: Qiagen, Thermo Fisher, Bionano Genomics, BillionToOne, More People in the News at Illumina Ventures, Element Biosciences, Epigenomics, Exagen, More Genomic Approaches Boost Rare Disease Diagnoses in Middle Eastern Patient Population GeneDx to Raise $150M in Public and Direct Stock Offerings In Brief This Week: T2 Biosystems, Novacyt, OpGen, Dante Genomics, Nautilus Biotechnology, More The Scan Self-Reported Hearing Loss in Older Adults Begins Very Early in Life, Study Says A JAMA Otolaryngology — Head & Neck Surgery study says polygenic risk scores associated with hearing loss in older adults is also associated with hearing decline in younger groups. Genome-Wide Analysis Sheds Light on Genetics of ADHD A genome-wide association study meta-analysis of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder appearing in Nature Genetics links 76 genes to risk of having the disorder. MicroRNA Cotargeting Linked to Lupus A mouse-based study appearing in BMC Biology implicates two microRNAs with overlapping target sites in lupus. Enzyme Involved in Lipid Metabolism Linked to Mutational Signatures In Nature Genetics, a Wellcome Sanger Institute-led team found that APOBEC1 may contribute to the development of the SBS2 and SBS13 mutational signatures in the small intestine.