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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.

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Lawmakers have asked four direct-to-consumer genetic testing companies to explain their privacy policies and security measures, according to Stat News.

The Trump Administration has proposed a plan to reorganize the federal government, the Washington Post reports.

In Science this week: genetic overlap among many psychiatric disorders, and more.

The Economist writes that an increasing number of scientific journals don't do peer review.