Microbes All Around

In the New York Times, Carl Zimmer writes about the human microbiome and its role in disease. He begins the piece by describing a fecal transplant that treated a patient's Clostridium difficile infection in her gut. In addition, Zimmer describes the microbiome project being led by the University of Washington in St.

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NPR reports that with medical data being big business, some companies want to get patients involved.

The Asbury Park Press reports on the startup Genomic Prediction's test to determine an embryo's risk of disease.

In PNAS this week: optical mapping allows glimpse of structural variants, disease-linked GATA2 mutations boosts its protein activity, and more.

Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has released the results of a genetic ancestry analysis, the Boston Globe reports.