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The Human Microbiome – A New Potential Fingerprint in Forensic Evidence?

News Medical Net 29 March 2018

An interview with Professor Jack Gilbert, conducted by Alina Shrourou, BSc.

We’ve been trying to understand if our bacterial signature can act like a fingerprint, and be used as some kind of forensic tool, like trace evidence. 106 more words

Forensic DNA

Decoding Genome of HIV Variant Found In India

The Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) continues to engage scientists because of its complex nature. A team of scientists from India, UK, and Spain have isolated near full genomes of HIV virus from a subset of South Indian patients – a subtype known as HIV clade C. 551 more words


Rhodococcus 'Jekyll and Hyde' Bacteria Discovered in Plant Nurseries

Researchers at Oregon State University (OSU) have used genome sequencing to identify species of the soil bacteria genus Rhodococcus that is commonly associated with stimulated growth patterns in a number of plant species. 336 more words


Where’s Non-invasive prenatal testing heading?

Chris Kaposy considers the future trajectory of non-invasive prenatal testing and the implications of using this testing method to conduct prenatal whole genome sequencing. 845 more words


Sequencing genomes with the Museum's Frozen Collection | Digital Collections Programme

To commemorate the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute turning 25 in 2018, the Institute and its collaborators are sequencing 25 new genomes of species that reside in the UK and represent the richness of species in this country.  1,237 more words

Digital Collections

Science Policy Around the Web - October 27, 2017

By: Cindo O. Nicholson, Ph.D.

The Opioid Crisis

Engulfed in opioid deaths, Ohio turns to science

The state of Ohio has been the most plagued by the opioid scourge in the United States. 738 more words