Based on mouse and human data, researchers focused on hypermethylated genes in blood samples from individuals with colorectal cancer and gut dysbiosis.
The firm is also targeting a new market for oral fluid-based tests for drugs of abuse, projecting future growth due to new federal regulations.
OraSure will purchase Houston-based Diversigen, a microbiome and metagenomics consulting, sequencing, and data analysis service provider.
In Genome Biology this week: effect of structural variants in cancer, comparison of human and primate gut microbiomes, and more.
Researchers uncovered consistent day-to-night changes in microbial abundance based on metagenomic sequences for almost 800 air samples collected at a tropical site in Singapore.
In Science this week: a review says lifestyles of industrialized societies may be threatening needed gut microbial communities, and more.
Infants born vaginally had gut microbiomes enriched with commensal bacteria, while those born by caesarian section harbored hospital-associated bacteria.
Microbiome testing firm uBiome has filed for bankruptcy months after the FBI searched its offices as part of an investigation into its billing practices.
The San Francisco-based microbial genomics firm will sell off its product lines, testing labs, IP, and data within the next three months.
New Scientist reports that swimming in the ocean can change someone's skin microbiome for at least a day.
The University of California, Berkeley's Jennifer Doudna reflects at Science on the anniversary of the announcement of the birth of twin girls who underwent genome editing.
By studying its enamel proteome, researchers have found the ancient ape Gigantopithecus blacki belongs to a sister clade to that of orangutans.
Bloomberg Businessweek discusses genomics with BGI's Wang Jian.
In Science this week: researchers find transplanting the gut microbiome in mice affects physiology, and more.