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The Feces Category

Interest in fecal transplants as a way to replace gut microflora to treat recurrent Clostridium difficile infections has been piqued in recent years, and a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine about a year ago showed that fecal microbiota transplants were more effective than vancomycin therapy for treating recurrent C. difficile infections

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Genome editing is also bringing up questions when applied to farm animals, the New York Times reports.

Through a transcriptome study, researchers home in on the activity of inflammation-linked genes in chronically lonely people.

Determining who is and is not an author and where a researcher should fall on a list of authors can be a tricky task, Nature News writes.

In PNAS this week: variant protective against Alzheimer's disease, effect of whole-genome duplication on methylation in rice, and more.