shotgun sequencing

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.

The researchers hope to identify new bacterial species, mine data for new antibiotics, and characterize the prevalence of antimicrobial resistance genes. 

Researchers used whole-genome and metagenomic sequencing to study how microbial communities changed and adapted to slightly different soil conditions after a tsunami. 

The results suggest that use of the drug cefprozil in patients with low initial microbial diversity might allow blooms of opportunistic pathogens.


An opinion piece in the Guardian argues that President Donald Trump is uninterested in science and that might not be a bad thing for the field.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports the Veterans Affairs Health System is studying whether genetic testing can help prescribe better depression therapies.

Stat News reports that Spark Therapeutics' Luxturna is now being used to treat a wider array of patients.

In Genome Biology this week: transcription factor use among brittle stars, single-cell RNA sequencing strategy, and more.