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  • This Genome Watch highlights recently reported methods that enable genome editing of microorganisms within phylogenetically diverse communities.

    • Susannah G. Tringe
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  • This Genome Watch highlights how metagenomics can fill the knowledge gap of the wild avian gut microbiome and enable the early detection of antibiotic-resistant bacteria with implications for public health policy and conservation management.

    • Physilia Ying Shi Chua
    • Jacob Agerbo Rasmussen
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  • This month’s Genome Watch highlights how genome and transcriptome sequencing of newly identified endosymbionts helps to connect genetic information to their protective functions.

    • Juan C. Villada
    • Frederik Schulz
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  • This month’s Genome Watch highlights the systematic discovery of defence systems, paving the way to decode novel genetic functions and further our understanding of microbial warfare.

    • Adrian Cazares
    • Wendy Figueroa
    • Daniel Cazares
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  • This month’s Genome Watch article highlights integrative approaches for discovering metabolites and microorganisms that improve cognitive performance.

    • Ying Wang
    • Trent R. Northen
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  • This Genome Watch article highlights how technical advances have enabled the identification of short protein-coding open reading frames and thus the discovery of hidden small proteins.

    • Zachary Ardern
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  • This month’s Genome Watch highlights the need for improved phenotypic approaches to complement the power of genomics.

    • Caroline Zellmer
    • Tuan Anh Tran
    • Sushmita Sridhar
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  • This month’s Genome Watch highlights how recent advances in computational identification of biosynthetic gene clusters (BGCs), and in their experimental manipulation, are opening new avenues to access novel secondary metabolites.

    • Daniel W. Udwary
    • Hiroshi Otani
    • Nigel J. Mouncey
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  • This month’s Genome Watch highlights recent advances in genome editing of parasitic worms that affect one-fifth of humans globally.

    • Geetha Sankaranarayanan
    • Matthew Berriman
    • Gabriel Rinaldi
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  • This month’s Genome Watch highlights current research into the genomic and functional diversity of type VI secretion systems in Vibrio cholerae.

    • Leanne Kane
    • Matthew J. Dorman
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  • This month’s Genome Watch highlights how metagenomics could link the gut microbiota and COVID-19 disease outcomes and track emerging SARS-CoV-2 variants, with the potential to inform clinical practice and public health policy.

    • Benjamin S. Beresford-Jones
    • Yan Shao
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  • This month’s Genome Watch highlights the genomic traits underlying the ancestral association between endobacteria, which live inside arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi, which reside within plants.

    • Esther Singer
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  • This month’s Genome Watch examines how natural language processing and machine learning are being implemented in the hunt for new antimicrobial peptides.

    • Annapaula Correia
    • Aaron Weimann
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  • This month’s Genome Watch highlights how the search for the origins of SARS-CoV-2 emphasizes the need for integrated phylogenetic methods.

    • Russell Y. Neches
    • Matthew D. McGee
    • Nikos C. Kyrpides
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  • This month’s Genome Watch highlights how genomic surveillance can provide important information for identifying and tracking emerging pathogens such as SARS-CoV-2.

    • Stephanie W. Lo
    • Dorota Jamrozy
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  • This month’s Genome Watch highlights a set of single-cell approaches that yield powerful insights into microbial biology.

    • Benjamin J. Cole
    • Jonelle T. R. Basso
    • Axel Visel
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