Is it possible that different microbes in the gut of one species could, over time, lead to the split of that organism into two distinct species.

If microbe-driven speciation is possible then it would make for a novel twist on evolution, and a research team based at Vanderbilt University says that it has happened, in a type of parasitic jewel wasp, Science writes.

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Researchers have treated an X-linked genetic disease affecting three babies in utero, Stat News reports.

The Associated Press reports that the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is beefing up sequencing as a tool to investigate foodborne illnesses.

Researchers have sequenced samples from ancient toilets to study past eating habits and health, NPR reports.

In Nature this week: ash dieback disease fungal genome, and more.