Ubiome, a firm that is developing a technology to sequence human bacterial DNA, has turned to crowdfunding to raise the money it needs to sequence the human microbiome, MedCity News reports.

The company is asking individuals to contribute to its project on IndieGoGo. Their goal is to raise $95,000, the article says.

"It's 23andMe for the human microbiome," says Jessica Richman, a member of Ubiome's management team.

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American scientists find themselves once again warning the Trump administration not to dismiss science, the New Yorker report.

A new study suggests CRISPR could be used to save coral reefs from dying off, Forbes reports.

Researchers have found that the i-motif shape of DNA previously observed in the lab also exists in human cells, and that it may serve a purpose.

In PNAS this week: a genomic, transcriptomic, and metabolomic analysis of the tea plant, Arabidopsis thaliana's adaptations to specific local environments, and more.