NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Researchers studying the microbes that live on and inside the human body will receive $42 million in new grants from the National Institutes of Health to fund the Human Microbiome Project, NIH said today.

These new grants will continue the five-year, $140 million project, launched in 2007, which aims to develop a resource for scientists interested in the human microbiome by conducting metagenomic, DNA analysis, and other studies.

Get the full story

This story is free
for registered users

Registering provides access to this and other free content.

Register now.

Already have an account?
Login Now.

Two researchers have found that behavioral genetic defenses in criminal cases don't tend to affect outcomes, according to Popular Science.

Researchers report that while host genetics influence the oral microbiome, they don't appear to affect cavity-causing microbes, the Economist says.

Pandas' gut microbiomes change as what they eat changes with the seasons, writes Discover's Inkfish blog.

In PLOS this week: comparative genomic study of malaria-linked macaque parasite, search for apple root reference genes, and more.