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The Economist weighs in, so to speak, on Jeff Gordon's research into the human gut microbiome and its link to obesity. Our favorite line in the article: "Humans might view themselves as a sort of collective organism - a human casing surrounding a vast colony of microbes."

Human casing. Now that's just yummy, isn't it?

 

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The Lancet has made changes to its peer-review process in response to its recent retraction of a COVID-19-related paper, Science reports.

The New York Times reports that a series of emails show how Department of Health and Human Services officials sought to silence the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

A new initiative aims to move Australia's genome sequencing labs onto one system, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.

In PLOS this week: recessive mutation tied to early-onset dilated cardiomyopathy, epigenetic analysis of lung adenocarcinoma, and more.