In Science this week: gut bacteria that influence effectiveness of a high-fiber diet in type 2 diabetes, and more.
The researchers also found that niche-based processes underlie how the skin microbiomes of people living in megacities are assembled.
Vampire bats' ability to live off blood is etched in their genomes and gut microbiomes, the Scientist reports.
Researchers from Rockefeller University sifted through soil microbiomes for genes linked to the function of calcium-dependent antibiotics.
In Cell this week: effect of genetic variation on response to GPCR-targeting drugs, protein-metabolite interactions in E. coli, and more.
In PLOS this week: microRNA helps M. tuberculosis escape the immune system, application of genome-scale metabolic models to drug design, and more.
The financing, led by new investor Foresite Capital, will help DNAnexus deploy its genome informatics technology and expand its clinical trials presence.
In Genome Biology this week: tumor-associated macrophage patterns in glioma, systems epigenomics algorithm, and more.
In Nature this week: Tasmanian tiger genome sequence, and more.
Two years in, the MUSC Program for Human Microbiome Research is finding its footing, but it has high ambitions for creating safer care environments.
The New York City Police Department will be removing DNA profiles from a local database if they are from people who were never convicted of a crime, the New York Times reports.
Science reports that accusations of sexual assault against a microbiome researcher has also led to questions about his academic certifications.
Wired reports that researchers are analyzing the DNA fish leave behind in water to study their populations.
In Science this week: comprehensive cellular map of the human thymus, evidence of admixture between the ancestors of Neanderthals and Denisovan and a 'superarchaic' population.