Wired writes that the US National Academies of Science is examining what influences the microbiome of an indoor space.
Using targeted sequencing, investigators profiled the bacteria, archaea, protists, and other microbes on keypads of dozens of ATMs in three New York boroughs.
An agriculture company is focusing on products inspired by endophyte bacteria, Wired reports.
In Genome Biology this week: rare CNVs and gene signatures of human cancer linked with survival, Mediterranean fruit fly genome assembly, and more.
Researchers used metagenomics sequencing to gauge the effect of host genetics on the microbial species and pathways contained within the gut microbiome.
In PLOS this week: recombinant bat coronavirus, transcriptional patterns in a hermaphroditic parasitic flatworm, and more.
The gut microbiome appears to have a role in infants' later risk of developing allergies and asthma, a new study says.
The partners will use their respective genome databases, bioinformatics tools, and other resources to identify new proteins for pest control.
In PNAS this week: work toward a CRISPR/Cas9-based approach to treat beta-thalassemia or sickle cell disease, bacteriophages uncovered in human stool, and more.
DNA Genotek's Omnigene Gut kit worked just as well as freezing for stabilizing fecal microbiome samples, but at room temperature, according to a new study.
Sequencing of a 10,000-year-old mummy leads to its repatriation to the Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Tribe, Nature News reports.
The final text of the bill to reauthorize the America COMPETES Act might smooth over the differences between NSF and the House science committee, ScienceInsider says.
Four Republican lawmakers urge President-elect Donald Trump to keep Francis Collins as NIH director, Stat News reports.
In Genome Research this week: Platinum variant catalog, algorithmic strategy for upgrading fragmented assemblies, and more.