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Dusty Resistance

Researchers from Northwestern University examined dust for antibiotic-resistance genes, New Scientist reports. 

Viruses on Ice

An analysis of Tibetan ice cores uncovers more than two dozen previously unknown virus groups, LiveScience reports.

In Nature this week: genomic analysis of rapeseed, universal target enrichment method for metagenomic sequencing, and more.

The funding supports development of a low-cost platform for detection of antimicrobial resistance elements in complex microbial communities. 

With metagenomic sequencing on birch pitch, investigators sequenced a 5,700-year-old individual from Sweden, along with sequences from her meal and her oral microbes.

MinIon sequencing identified pathogens and antimicrobial resistance genes in the gut of preterm infants with suspected necrotizing enterocolitis.

In Cell this week: analysis of tissue clones, metagenomic studies of ocean water samples, and more.

A prospective metagenomic sequencing study searched for viral changes in children who developed islet autoimmunity or type 1 diabetes, revealing coxsackievirus ties to autoimmunity.

In PLOS this week: genome-wide association study of epigenetic age acceleration, antimicrobial resistance genes found in organic egg farm samples, and more.

Based on mouse and human data, researchers focused on hypermethylated genes in blood samples from individuals with colorectal cancer and gut dysbiosis.

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Rady Children's Institute for Genomic Medicine and Deloitte are looking into the use of drones to transport samples for testing. 

Direct-to-consumer genetic testing firm 23andMe is laying off about 100 people.

Researchers from Northwestern University examined dust for antibiotic-resistance genes, New Scientist reports. 

In Science this week: researchers present a computational method for predicting cellular differentiation state from single-cell RNA sequencing data, and more.