microbial sequencing

This Week in PLOS

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.

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: microRNA helps M. tuberculosis escape the immune system, application of genome-scale metabolic models to drug design, and more.

This Week in PNAS

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.

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: rare variants linked to hematological traits, exome sequencing to diagnose ciliopathy-like conditions, and more.

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Though many details have yet to be worked out, the draft deal for the UK's withdrawal from the EU is giving researchers some hints for what they can expect, Nature News says.

DNA testing has solved a 100-year-old mystery contained in the skull and teeth samples of a now-extinct monkey that once inhabited Jamaica, Gizmodo reports.

As the UN ponders a ban on gene drives, one malaria researcher says there are less dramatic ways to fight the disease in Africa than unleashing GM mosquitoes on a whole continent.

In Nature this week: an improved reference genome of the Aedes aegypti mosquito, genomes of four species of truffles, and more.