Dr Jim of Mental Indigestion has a two-part series on the human microbiome. In part I, he focuses on the diversity of the gut microbiome and points out studies that show that lean and obese mice have different gut microbiota.
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Using DNA to sketch crime victims might not be a great idea, the NYTimes says.
Science has its own problem with sexual harassment. What do we do with the research these abusers produce, Wired asks.
Senate Republicans led by Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) are trying to change how the government funds basic research, reports ScienceInsider.
In Science this week: combining genomics and ecology to better understand the effects of natural selection on evolution, and more.