EDGE cobbles together several open-source tools into simple pipelines for sequence assembly, taxonomic classification, phylogenetic analysis, and other tasks.
The Shanghai-based biotechnology firm uses Illumina sequencing technology to conduct microbiome studies and test clinical samples.
In PLOS this week: recombinant bat coronavirus, transcriptional patterns in a hermaphroditic parasitic flatworm, and more.
DNA Genotek's Omnigene Gut kit worked just as well as freezing for stabilizing fecal microbiome samples, but at room temperature, according to a new study.
Through 16S rDNA sequencing, researchers found that breast tissue of women with breast cancer and women with benign disease have differing microbiomes.
Harvard researchers find mostly skin bacteria on Boston subway trains and platforms.
MetaSUB researchers will sample high-traffic areas across subway systems, buses, and parks in cities such as New York, San, Francisco, Buenos Aires, Sydney, and London.
A pair of Science studies reports that antibiotics, diet, gender, and age can influence the composition of the gut microbiome to varying degrees.
Researchers find that office microbes contain a number of bacteria derived from human skin, but also bacteria that are likely from the outside environment.
In Nucleic Acids Research this week: atlas of microRNAs from various tissues types, ribosomal RNA gene flanking region sequencing, and more.
Harold Varmus, a former NIH director, says that proposed reductions to the agency's budget are worrisome.
The Genome 10K project is to sequence about 10,000 vertebrate genomes, including ones of endangered species, Digital Trends reports.
The new Coalition to Save NIH Funding aims to educate lawmakers and the public on the significance of biomedical research.
In PLOS this week: analysis of viral sequences from human blood samples, gut microbiomes of heart failure patients, and more.