The Personal Gut

The microbiome has been linked to all sorts of health conditions and even divvied into various enterotypes. But as Tami Lieberman writes in a guest post at the Oscillator blog, the idea of discrete microbiome types has been called into question, leading her to wonder what can be learned from a one-time look at the microbiome.

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Researchers have treated an X-linked genetic disease affecting three babies in utero, Stat News reports.

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

Researchers have sequenced samples from ancient toilets to study past eating habits and health, NPR reports.

In Nature this week: ash dieback disease fungal genome, and more.