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Next-Generation Sequencing – News and Features

Purple-colored rod-shaped bacteria.

Cancer Drug Shows Potential for Treating Tuberculosis

A cancer drug could also be used to treat tuberculosis, new research has found.
Neurons connecting.

New Research Identifies Key Driver of Myelination in the Brain

New research from scientists at the Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute at Stanford University has identified a key driver of myelination, the formation of protective fatty sheaths around nerve fibers.

Understanding Antibiotic Sensitivity in Gut Microbes

The intricacies of how intestinal bacteria adapt to their environment have yet to be fully explored. Researchers have identified a small ribonucleic acid (sRNA) that affects the susceptibility of a gut pathogen to specific antibiotics.
A dolphin pops his head above the water.

Researchers Conduct First Fecal Microbiota Transplant in Dolphins

Scientists have successfully carried out pioneering fecal microbiota transplantations on Navy bottlenose dolphins that showed signs of gastrointestinal disease.
An astronaut on the moon.

Microgravity Triggers Change in Human Gene Expression Rhythms

Simulated effects of microgravity, created by 60 days of constant bed rest, severely disrupts rhythmic gene expression in humans, according to a new study from the University of Surrey.
DNA bases.

New Method for Diagnosing Non-Culturable Legionnaires’ Disease

Legionnaires’ disease is a rare and dangerous respiratory tract infection. Diagnosis and surveillance usually require culturing isolates.
A new study shows how whole genome sequencing could be used when culturing isn’t an option.
A woman holding her stomach in pain.

Endometriosis: What’s the Latest Research?

Endometriosis represents a multifaceted challenge affecting millions of individuals globally. Recent studies have massively advanced our understanding of how the condition affects individuals and is helping to improve the lives of those affected.
Cancer cells.

Evolution of Urinary Tract Cancer Cells Mapped

Researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine have performed the most comprehensive analysis to date of cancer of the ureters or the urine-collection cavities in the kidney, known as upper tract urothelial carcinoma (UTUC).
A corn plant.

New Genomics Method To Monitor Pesticide Resistance

Researchers have developed and successfully tested a strategy for using genomics to monitor for and identify emerging resistance to specific pesticides early.
Red, yellow and green pears.

Students Unlock the Pear Genome

Students have unlocked the pear genome, revealing thousands of variants of importance to pear breeding efforts.