At The Seven Stones, a blogger highlights a paper published this week in Molecular Systems Biology, in which mice whose intestinal microbes were replaced with human ones were fed "probiotic" Lactobacillus bacteria. They found that these mice digested more fat.
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In a survey, about half of Canadian government scientists say they still feel as though they cannot speak freely, ScienceInsider reports.
The Atlantic reports that biohacker Josiah Zayner regrets injecting himself with the CRISPR gene-editing tool on stage.
Clinicians in China are moving ahead with a number of CRISPR trials, NPR reports, as the US embarks on its first.
In Nature this week: genomic approaches applied to study Neolithic and Bronze Age Europeans, and more.