shotgun sequencing

Researchers profiled the composition and gene content of microbial communities in mouth, gut, and vaginal samples collected from 10 pregnant women.

The firm will use the grant to accelerate the commercialization of synthetic DNA standards and algorithms licensed from the University of Minnesota.

Researchers saw subway line-specific microbes on the hands of subway riders, with increased skin microbial community convergence in samples from evening commuters.

The researchers said that metagenomic sequencing approaches could be used to study whether and how flies serve as mechanical disease vectors. 

The researchers plan to work with the NIH's Genome Research Alliance for Transplantation consortium to compare their method with others.

The company hopes to raise funding this summer and has been conducting pilots with NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: MicrobiomeAnalyst, Cancer PanorOmics, and more

The team's assembly represents 95 percent of the genomic sequence of barley, the most complete version of that genome to date. 

Seeq has much in common with DNA.Land, launched last year, but targets individuals who have not used services from direct-to-consumer testing companies

Researchers found that metagenomic sequencing is better than fecal culture at identifying antimicrobial-resistant bacteria in pediatric patients.

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In a statement, National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins says sexual harassment is "morally indefensible" and "unacceptable."

Octopuses might owe their intelligence to their liberal alterations to their genes, Cosmos reports.

Stat News and ProPublica report that African Americans are underrepresented in cancer clinical trials.

In Cell this week: genomic analysis of abdominal aortic aneurysm, effect of probiotics on the microbiome, and more.