In the Teeth

Researchers characterize the oral microbiome of skeletons dating back about a thousand years.

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: transcriptional variability in T-cells, inbreeding-related declines in fitness detectable by genome-wide measures, and more.

Improving on Linnaeus

Virginia Tech researchers propose a genome similarity-based classification scheme.

Dog Database to Limit Droppings

Naples turns to a DNA database to limit the amount of dog droppings on city sidewalks.

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: inverse comorbidity of central nervous system diseases, cancer; gut microbe changes in HIV patients; and more.

Genes of Risk

Variants in one gene have been linked to risk-taking behaviors, the New York Times reports.

Faster, Faster

University of Chicago researchers report using a supercomputer to speed up genome analysis.

New IOM Head

Victor Dzau from Duke University is to head the US National Academies’ Institute of Medicine.

This Week in Science

In Science this week: robustness and evolution, and circulating tumor DNA.

The Feces Category

A trio of researchers argues that fecal microbiota transplantation should be regulated as a tissue product rather than as a biologic.

Few More Months, Please

An English project to share medical data for researchers has been pushed back to the fall.

Different Way for Lab Tests

Wired has a Q&A with Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes.

This Week in Nature

In Nature this week: set of benchmark genotypes, and more.