Mice in New York harbor both antibiotic-resistant bacteria and novel viruses, according to a new analysis of their fecal microbiomes.
In Science this week: protein destabilizing mutations can drive evolution, and more.
In PLOS this week: splice variant linked to lethal condition in bull terriers, sequencing to search for pathogens at hot springs, and more.
In Science this week: early life experience influence somatic variation in the genome, and more.
NPR reports that researchers are examining the microbial makeup of cow rumens.
In Science this week: gut bacteria that influence effectiveness of a high-fiber diet in type 2 diabetes, and more.
The researchers also found that niche-based processes underlie how the skin microbiomes of people living in megacities are assembled.
Vampire bats' ability to live off blood is etched in their genomes and gut microbiomes, the Scientist reports.
Researchers from Rockefeller University sifted through soil microbiomes for genes linked to the function of calcium-dependent antibiotics.
In Cell this week: effect of genetic variation on response to GPCR-targeting drugs, protein-metabolite interactions in E. coli, and more.
Parabon NanoLabs is partnering with law enforcement to use genetic genealogy approaches to solve cold cases, Buzzfeed News reports.
A Columbia University-led team used emergency contact information from medical records to create family trees and estimate disease heritability.
In Science this week: ancient Southeast Asian genomes provide insight on human migration, and more.
NPR says a new report recommends that former research chimpanzees should be moved to retirement sanctuaries unless that move would shorten their lives.