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Floating, Sleepy Mice

Wired reports on a set of mice being sent to space to study their gut microbiomes and sleep cycles as part of preparations for longer space travel.

The company said it will use the funding to accelerate the development of an affordable sequencing test for metagenomic samples.

In PLOS this week: links between gut microbiome and colorectal cancer mutations, targeted sequencing uncovers genetic susceptibilities to epilepsy in Koreans, and more.

CFDRC obtained iXG's high-throughput antimicrobial discovery platform, EMAD (extremophilic microbiome antimicrobial discovery).

The companies will combine their respective technologies into a single product offering for microbiome analysis.

In PNAS this week: AMD risk allele is protective against choroidal thickening, p53 transcriptional program is altered in cancer-associated fibroblasts, and more.

In Science this week: gut microbiome influences liver cancer growth, spread; and more.

Of Mice and Microbes

Mice in New York harbor both antibiotic-resistant bacteria and novel viruses, according to a new analysis of their fecal microbiomes.

In Science this week: protein destabilizing mutations can drive evolution, and more.

In PLOS this week: splice variant linked to lethal condition in bull terriers, sequencing to search for pathogens at hot springs, and more.

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NPR says the explosion and fire earlier this week at a Russian lab that stores dangerous pathogens revives the question of whether such samples should be kept.

According to Wired, Nebula Genomics is providing a way for people to get their genomes sequenced anonymously.

A 26-year-old woman tells Cosmopolitan about learning her APOE status at a young age.

In Science journals this week: a functional genomic screen uncovers drug combination that increases KRAS inhibitor efficacy in aggressive lung cancer, and more.