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In PLOS this week: variants linked to risk of preterm birth, microbiome of New York's money, and more.

The Surfer's Ome

The University of California, San Diego's Cliff Kapono is collecting microbial samples from surfers, the New York Times reports.

In PLOS this week: analysis of viral sequences from human blood samples, gut microbiomes of heart failure patients, and more.

Poor, Snubbed Archaea

The Atlantic reports that archaea are often neglected by microbiome studies.

In PLOS this week: signs of positive selection at autism-linked variants, gut microbiome difference between active and sedentary women, and more.

In Science this week: effects of gene duplications, and more.

In Genome Research this week: American alligator genome assembly, microbiome of premature infants, and more.

The collaborators plan to collect samples that will allow them insight into participants' microbiomes in order to understand disease mechanisms over time.

In PLOS this week: nasal microbial communities in asthma patients; sequencing-based way to detect, track schistosomiasis; and more.

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: nanopore sequencing workflow to detect antibiotic resistance in gut microbes, TSSPlant tool, and more.

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GenomeWeb reports that Veritas Genetics is suspending its US operations.

A Brazilian-led team of researchers reports it has generated a sugarcane genome assembly that encompasses more than 99 percent of its genome.

Certain plasma proteins could be used to gauge a person's age and whether they are aging well, according to HealthDay News.

In Science this week: approach to measure microRNA targeting efficiency, strategy to conduct high-throughput chemical screens at single-cell resolution, and more.