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Changes in the microbiome can help researchers pinpoint time of death, Scientific American reports.

The Office-ome

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.

Change the Microbes

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 Early Gut

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.

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Nearly 30,000 COVID-19 tests the UK sent to the US came back as void, according to the Telegraph.

Black principal investigators receive less favorable application scores when seeking US National Institutes of Health grants, the Chronicle of Higher Education reports.

New Scientist reports that both RNA and DNA may have been involved in the emergence of life on Earth.

In Nature this week: new Sperm-seq method enables crossover analysis, tumor-informed detection approach for minimal residual disease, and more.