metagenomics Antibiotic Resistance Genes in Gut Microbiome Rise After Travel Abroad, Study Finds A study of 190 Dutch travelers uncovered a rise in antimicrobial resistance gene abundance and diversity in individuals returning from four international regions. Global Subway Metagenomics Study Reveals Cities' Microbial Fingerprints The study found more than 10,000 viruses and hundreds of bacteria not present in any reference database, along with other novel genomic features. Viome Forays Outside Molecularly Informed DTC Wellness Testing With Oral Cancer Assay Premium The firm also hopes to use its metatranscriptomics approach to develop diagnostics and therapeutics for a variety of other disease areas. Microbial Fingerprints, Health Insights Gleaned From Individual Gut Microbiome Dynamics With gut microbiome data for individuals sampled four years apart, researchers saw stable and unstable gut microbial species, including those linked to host phenotypes. Wild Animal Gut Microbiomes Reveal New Species, Ties to Host Traits The gut microbiomes of nearly 200 animal species could serve as a resource for the discovery of new therapeutics and biotechnology applications. 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 Dec 2, 2020 Depression-Related Gut Microbiome, Metabolite Changes Lead to Potential Biomarker Set Nov 30, 2020 BGI Bloodstream Pathogen Nucleic Acid Detection Kit Gets CE Mark Nov 18, 2020 Ardigen, BioCollective Partner to Discover Metagenomic Biomarkers of Parkinson's Disease Nov 12, 2020 CRISPR Startup Metagenomi Raises $65M in Series A Financing Round Nov 9, 2020 Metagenomic Microbiome Analysis Expands Known Phylogenetic Diversity of Earth's Bacteria, Archaea Nov 9, 2020 Metagenomic Sequencing Can Quickly Identify Pathogens in Body Fluids, New Study Finds Oct 21, 2020 Gut Microbiome Analysis in Autistic Children Points to Detoxification Deficiencies Sep 10, 2020 Longitudinal Irritable Bowel Syndrome Omics Study Points to Possible Treatment Target Sep 2, 2020 BiomX, Boehringer Ingelheim Partner for Inflammatory Bowel Disease Biomarker Discovery Aug 20, 2020 Zymergen, FMC Form Crop Protection Technology Alliance Jul 20, 2020 Smallpox Vaccine Strains From US Civil War Era Identified Through Metagenomic Sequencing Jul 15, 2020 Microba, Synlab Ink Strategic Agreement to Launch Microbiome Test in Europe, Latin America Jun 10, 2020 Microbiome Metabolite Screening Method Uncovers Gut Microbe-Drug Interactions, Variability Jun 8, 2020 Metagenomic Survey of Hospital Sites Uncovers Two Ecological Niches Contributing to Infections Load More Breaking News Pediatric Medulloblastoma Subgroups May Benefit from Lower-Dose Radiation Therapy Space Radiation Shows Limited Effects on Mammalian Sperm DNA, Fertility Bluestar Genomics Sues Former Consultant, Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research Over IP Ownership New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: 10x Genomics, Swift Biosciences, Agilent Technologies, More In Brief This Week: Quantum-Si, TGen, Yale, and More People in the News: New Appointments at Invitae, PGDx, Oxford Nanopore, PacBio, More The Scan Fertility Fraud Found Consumer genetic testing has uncovered cases of fertility fraud that are leading to lawsuits, according to USA Today. Ties Between Vigorous Exercise, ALS in Genetically At-Risk People Regular strenuous exercise could contribute to motor neuron disease development among those already at genetic risk, Sky News reports. Test Warning The Guardian writes that the US regulators have warned against using a rapid COVID-19 test that is a key part of mass testing in the UK. Science Papers Examine Feedback Mechanism Affecting Xist, Continuous Health Monitoring for Precision Medicine In Science this week: analysis of cis confinement of the X-inactive specific transcript, and more.