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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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.