Researchers find that office microbes contain a number of bacteria derived from human skin, but also bacteria that are likely from the outside environment.
In Nature this week: variants linked to autism may also influence social behaviors across the population, and more.
Under the terms of the deal, BioCore will offer Diversigen's microbiome and metagenomics consulting, sequencing, and analysis services to its customers.
A new software tool allows researchers to gather microbial strain-level information from metagenomic data.
In Science this week: DNA derived from Denisovans uncovered in modern-day Melanesians, and more.
The developers are offering free single analysis codes to use Nephele as part of a promotion to test the features and feasibility of the system.
Under the terms of the agreements, Qiagen will make CosmosID's platform available as a plug in, and Trigent will supply Qiagen's software to the FDA.
Researchers examine whether the microbiomes of C-section babies can be restored to resemble those of babies born vaginally.
The results are the first showing that a vaginal delivery microbiome can be partially replicated in C-section babies, though it is yet unclear whether this will impact their health.
In a panel at this week's Personalized Medicine World Conference, executives and researchers discussed moving genomics into the promotion of lifetime health and prevention of disease.
Bernard Fisher, a surgeon who changed how breast cancer is treated, has died at 101, the New York Times reports.
The US Department of Justice has proposed a rule change to enable DNA to be collected from migrants, the Associated Press reports.
A Washington Post columnist writes that she is skeptical about DNA-based diets.
In PNAS this week: recurrent inactivation of DEPDC5 in gastrointestinal stromal tumors, taxonomic reliability of GenBank sequences, and more.