The human body is teeming with microorganisms. "John Donne said 'no man is an island,' and Jefferson Airplane said 'He’s a peninsula,' but it now looks like he's actually a metropolis," writes Richard Conniff at Smithsonian magazine.
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Berkeley researchers have engineered yeast to make the molecule behind the hoppy taste of beer, Quartz reports.
King's College London researchers examine the influence of school type and genetics on academic achievement.
FiveThirtyEight writes that most who take a direct-to-consumer BRCA1/2 genetic test won't learn much from it.
In Science this week: early life experience influence somatic variation in the genome, and more.