In PLOS this week: splice variant linked to lethal condition in bull terriers, sequencing to search for pathogens at hot springs, and more.
The researchers also found that niche-based processes underlie how the skin microbiomes of people living in megacities are assembled.
In PLOS this week: microRNA helps M. tuberculosis escape the immune system, application of genome-scale metabolic models to drug design, and more.
In PNAS this week: multi-omic analysis of Atlantic Ocean samples, miR-351 linked to hepatic fibrosis during Schistosoma infection, and more.
Researchers compared microbes found by swabbing the International Space Station to swabs taken from houses and to the human microbiome.
Higher levels of oral bacteria like Tannerella forsythia and Porphyromonas gingivalis increased the risk of esophageal cancer, though other bacteria had protective effects.
Researchers crowdsourced thousands of microbiome samples to examine global microbial diversity and generate a resource for researchers.
Additional Human Microbiome Project samples have enabled a deeper look into the stability and molecular processes of the microbes that live on and in people.
A life sciences industrial strategy out this week provided long-term guidance for supporting and enhancing growth in the sector in the UK.
In PLOS this week: rare variants linked to hematological traits, exome sequencing to diagnose ciliopathy-like conditions, and more.
The New York Times and ProPublica look into the close relationship between a startup and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.
Yahoo News reports millions of dollars are being transferred from NIH, CDC, and other programs to pay for the housing of detained undocumented immigrant children.
In Science this week: in vitro generation of human reproductive cells, and more.
Researchers gave a handful of octopuses MDMA to find that they too act more social on the drug, Gizmodo reports.