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Gut Typing

A team of researchers led by the European Molecular Biology Laboratory's Peer Bork reports that there are three human gut microbiome enterotypes in Nature this week. Using 22 newly sequenced fecal metagenomes from people from four countries as well as previously published data, the researchers identified three clusters that people's gut microbiomes fall into and found that those clusters are not specific to nations or continents.

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The Washington Post reports that Herbert Tabor, who worked at the US National Institutes of Health for 77 years, has died at 101.

The World Bank is seeking approval for a $12 billion plan to provide low-income nations with funds to procure SARS-CoV-2 vaccines, according to Reuters.

Science writes that public health officials and others are debating whether cycle threshold values should be included on SARS-CoV-2 results.

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