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Through 16S rDNA sequencing, researchers found that breast tissue of women with breast cancer and women with benign disease have differing microbiomes.

Researchers working on the Human Functional Genomics Project have begun to unravel genetic relationships and variations in human immune response. 

Researchers uncovered differences in diversity and composition in the microbiomes of infants exposed to HIV, as compared to unexposed infants.

A Texas-led team examined the phylogenetic trees of gut bacteria from humans, chimpanzees, bonobos, and gorillas, and found they largely reflect their hosts.

Unseen Bugs of the T

Harvard researchers find mostly skin bacteria on Boston subway trains and platforms.

In Science this week: proof-reading reverse transcriptase, call for integration of engineering and physical sciences with biomedical science, and more.

MetaSUB researchers will sample high-traffic areas across subway systems, buses, and parks in cities such as New York, San, Francisco, Buenos Aires, Sydney, and London.

The partners are charging an introductory price of $299 for the kit which includes sample collection, storage, DNA prep, sequencing, and analysis.

In Cell this week: essential Bacillus subtilis genes, human skin microbiome stability, and more.

Double helix sculpture at CSHL

Researchers found that a parasitic amoeba influences its the composition and diversity of the gut microbiomes of rural Cameroonians.


The first reported coronavirus cases in Europe and the US might not be related to the subsequent outbreaks in those areas, according to the New York Times.

According to NPR, there's a growing shortage of machines to run SARS-CoV-2 tests.

The Wall Street Journal and Kaiser Health News report that antibody testing for SARS-CoV-2 has led to further confusion.

In Nature this week: the largest known collection of human genetic variants, and more.