metagenomics Chinese Study Uncovers Ties Between Blood Metabolites, Gut Microbes A team led by researchers at BGI-Shenzhen used Mendelian randomization approaches to examine the causal relationships between blood metabolites and the gut microbiome. Tech-Boosted Genome Assembly Helps Resolve Closely Related Microbes in Metagenomic Sample Led by researchers from the USDA and UCSD, the team assembled genomes with the help of PacBio's HiFi reads and Phase Genomics' Hi-C assays. Study Finds Ancient Human DNA Leaked Into Cave Stone Surrounding Bone The results suggest that deposits around archeological bones could be used as another source of DNA to reconstruct ancient human genomes and microbial communities. Woolly Mammoths Died Out After Climate Shift Eliminated Food Source, Environmental DNA Study Finds A metagenomic analysis of environmental DNA from Arctic sediment samples reflects how the presence of plants and animals, including woolly mammoths, shifted over time. Ancient European Miners Ate Blue Cheese, Drank Beer, Microbiome Analysis of Paleofeces Finds The analysis, of samples from modern-day Austria, also suggested that the shift to a westernized, industrialized microbiome may have been fairly recent. Sep 28, 2021 Microbes Behind Successful Fecal Microbiota Transplantations May Become Basis for New Treatments Sep 14, 2021 Jumpcode Genomics, TGen Partner to Test Metagenomic Approaches for COVID Detection Sep 10, 2021 ABRF Study Benchmarks NGS Platforms on Human, Microbial Samples, Provides Peek at Genapsys Data Premium Sep 7, 2021 CSIRO Develops Software to Detect Foreign DNA Without Reference Genomes Premium Aug 31, 2021 Startup BugSeq Bioinformatics Achieves High SARS-CoV-2 Detection Rate With Nanopore Sequencing Premium Jul 27, 2021 Children With Autism May Have Underdeveloped Gut Microbiomes, Metagenomic Analysis Finds Jul 26, 2021 Analysis of Ancient Plaque Points to Agriculture-Related Oral Microbiome Changes in Southern Europe Jun 24, 2021 Phase Genomics Revs Up Product Development for Hi-C Assay Applications With Eyes on Cytogenetics Premium Jun 16, 2021 Sequencing Study Uncovers MERS-Related Coronavirus in Swiss Bats Jun 7, 2021 Antibiotic Resistance Genes in Gut Microbiome Rise After Travel Abroad, Study Finds May 28, 2021 Global Subway Metagenomics Study Reveals Cities' Microbial Fingerprints May 13, 2021 Viome Forays Outside Molecularly Informed DTC Wellness Testing With Oral Cancer Assay Premium Apr 9, 2021 Microbial Fingerprints, Health Insights Gleaned From Individual Gut Microbiome Dynamics Mar 25, 2021 Wild Animal Gut Microbiomes Reveal New Species, Ties to Host Traits Feb 23, 2021 Phase Genomics Wins $1.7M NIH Grant for Virus Discovery Platform Development Feb 18, 2021 Study Reveals Wide Range of Viruses in Human Gut Bacteria Feb 5, 2021 Neanderthal Gut Microbes Overlap With Microbiome of Modern Humans Jan 27, 2021 One Codex, Transnetyx Collaborate on Microbiome Sequencing and Analysis Services Jan 7, 2021 CareDx, IDbyDNA Partner to Develop Infectious Disease Dx for Transplant Patients Dec 16, 2020 Dental Plaque Microbes Genetically More Similar to Those of Soil Than Nearby Tongue Load More Breaking News Pediatric Cardiomyopathy Exome Sequencing Study Suggests More Disease Genes to be Found People in the News: New Appointments at Helix, Pacific Biosciences, SomaLogic, More New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: Amoy Diagnostics, Akoya Biosciences, Congenica, Lucence In Brief This Week: BGI, Gencove, Cepheid, Biocartis, Biognosys, Co-Diagnostics, More Florida Lab Owner Pleads Guilty to $6.9M COVID-19 False Billing Scheme Pacific Biosciences Outlines Progress on Short-Read Sequencing at JPM, Partners With Canexia Health The Scan Close Panel Vote on Califf Nomination The New York Times reports there was a close committee vote to advance the nomination of Robert Califf to lead the US Food and Drug Administration to the full Senate. Task Force Reports on Scientific Integrity Nature News writes that that a new task force report recommends that the US establish a cross-agency scientific integrity council. Across the Hall Genetic testing, closed-circuit cameras, and more show how a traveler, without any contact, infected others at a New Zealand quarantine facility, CNN reports. Science Paper Examines Influence of Chromatin Modifications on Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder In Science this week: genes regulating chromatin modification may contribute to OCD risk.