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The team found more than a dozen microbe and gene associations that indicate heritability of certain traits in the gut microbiome.
The metagenomic analysis of a dozen individuals further revealed they each had a unique microbial signature that was highly specific to each of them.
Supported by a $1.5 million grant from NASA, the project aims to characterize microbes in the crew and enclosed environment of the space station.
A pair of Science studies reports that antibiotics, diet, gender, and age can influence the composition of the gut microbiome to varying degrees.
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.
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.