Home Sweet Microbiome

Not only do people bring their stuff, packed away in boxes, when they move, they also bring along their microbes. A study appearing in Science last week monitored the bacterial communities living on the skin and in the homes of seven families. Three of those families moved during the course of the six-week study, taking their bacteria along with them.

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The Associated Press reports that the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is beefing up sequencing as a tool to investigate foodborne illnesses.

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