A citizen science group called the American Gut Project has examined the gut microbes of some 800 people to examine differences in the bacteria living there, writes Katherine Harmon Courage at Scientific American's Observations blog.
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In Genome Biology this week: comparative genomics study of Aspergillus, genetic variation in indigenous African cattle, and more.
Some people who harbor genetic variants associated with disease show no signs and may give insight into the continuum of symptoms, Spectrum reports.
Some 57 snow monkeys at a Japanese zoo were found to be rhesus macaque hybrids, which are banned in Japan.
British researchers say they've been removed from EU grant applications, according to the Guardian.