microbiome analysis

Not Just Yet

Stat News writes that it may be too soon to give health advice based on an analysis of people's gut microbiomes.

Researchers saw subway line-specific microbes on the hands of subway riders, with increased skin microbial community convergence in samples from evening commuters.

The scientists collected fecal samples from more than 9,000 pigs and chickens to find in excess of 400 antimicrobial resistance genes, which varied by country.

Floating, Sleepy Mice

Wired reports on a set of mice being sent to space to study their gut microbiomes and sleep cycles as part of preparations for longer space travel.

The company said it will use the funding to accelerate the development of an affordable sequencing test for metagenomic samples.

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: links between gut microbiome and colorectal cancer mutations, targeted sequencing uncovers genetic susceptibilities to epilepsy in Koreans, and more.

CFDRC obtained iXG's high-throughput antimicrobial discovery platform, EMAD (extremophilic microbiome antimicrobial discovery).

The companies will combine their respective technologies into a single product offering for microbiome analysis.

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: AMD risk allele is protective against choroidal thickening, p53 transcriptional program is altered in cancer-associated fibroblasts, and more.

This Week in Science

In Science this week: gut microbiome influences liver cancer growth, spread; and more.

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The US Food and Drug Administration has approved Alnylam's RNAi-based therapy Onpattro, according to Stat News.

Harvard Medical School's Seth Cassel and Cigall Kadoch argue in a Baltimore Sun op-ed that the recent TAILORx trial shows the potential of genomic-based medicine.

Researchers in the UK are working on using gene drives to control malaria-carrying mosquitoes, the Telegraph reports.

In PLOS this week: genetic architecture mediating gene expression, metabolomic patterns in multiple myeloma, and more.