Researchers saw an 'incremental clinical benefit' from analyzing 180 genes in the exomes of hundreds of individuals from families affected by breast or ovarian cancer.
Researchers examined virulence, resistance, and transmission patterns in genome sequence data for more than 300 invasive Staphylococcus aureus isolates from Europe.
The metagenomic analysis of a dozen individuals further revealed they each had a unique microbial signature that was highly specific to each of them.
ISS astronauts will soon begin testing the Oxford Nanopore MinIon and two PCR platforms while researchers on Earth continue to evaluate microarrays for use in space.
Sequenom's first quarter revenues dropped and the company ran fewer tests as more laboratories licensed the rights to develop their own NIPTs.
A number of studies indicate that genes might influence political beliefs, Scientific American Mind reports.
Craig Venter's Human Longevity is deeply phenotyping individuals and capturing their genetic profiles to explore aging.
The San Francisco Business Times examines Verily's latest hires.
In Nature this week: comprehensive analysis of somatic mutations in breast cancer, and more.