Easier to Swallow?

Thomas Louie, an infectious disease specialist at the University of Calgary, presented a pill-based fecal transplant to treat Clostridium difficile infections at a recent conference, the Associated Press reports. At the IDWeek meeting, Louie said that 27 patients with recurrent C. difficile infections had been treated this way, with no relapses.

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Researchers find that historical factors influence which genes are the most highly studied, the Atlantic reports.

The US National Science Foundation's new sexual harassment policy is to go into effect next month, according to Nature News.

Researchers report using genotyping to tie together illegal ivory shipments and trace them back to a handful of cartels, the New York Times reports.

In Nature this week: genomic ancestry analysis of Sardinians, current noncoding mutations in colorectal cancer, and more.