Using SNP profiles, gut microbe metagenomics, and other data, researchers identified host and microbe factors influencing circulating levels of CVD markers.
Individuals' 'exposomes' indicated that people come into contact with thousands of species and chemicals over time and that exposures vary by locale and season.
Researchers have been developing nanopore metagenomic sequencing protocols to enable real-time outbreak surveillance outside the traditional laboratory.
Researchers profiled the composition and gene content of microbial communities in mouth, gut, and vaginal samples collected from 10 pregnant women.
The agency has been gathering stakeholder input on how to regulate sequencing-based infectious disease diagnostics, including targeted and metagenomic approaches.
The researchers are testing the method in a clinical trial of hospital-acquired pneumonia and are working on tests for meningitis and prosthetic joint infections.
Researchers saw subway line-specific microbes on the hands of subway riders, with increased skin microbial community convergence in samples from evening commuters.
The firm is developing products based in part on DNA-enrichment and bioinformatics technologies developed at Stanford and Harvard, respectively.
The firm has ongoing collaborations to use metagenomic sequencing in water treatment facilities and aims to move into the microbiome testing space.
The researchers developed a protocol for dengue and chikungunya virus detection, which they plan to continue to test for outbreak monitoring and diagnostics.
An Australian-led team has generated a draft genome assembly of the invasive cane toad in hopes it will help in population control, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.
The New York Times reports that the US Department of Defense has implemented about half the recommendations made to improve safe handling of dangerous agents.
In PLOS this week: approach for teasing out archaic introgression in human genomes, immune transcription features in HCV infection, and more.
Stat News reports that Maryland is promoting itself to the biotech industry with a mobile billboard.