Study Links Microbiome to Autoimmune Disease | GenomeWeb

By transferring the gut microbiomes of adult male mice into young female mice, researchers led by Jayne Danska from the Hospital for Sick Children Research Institute in Toronto report in Science that they were able to stave off the development of type 1 diabetes in those female mice. Additionally, the researchers note that the transfer also affected testosterone levels in the female recipient mice as well as led to metabolomic changes.

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A man is using DNA evidence to argue that he is the rightful heir to the baronetcy of Stichill, the Guardian reports.

As part of an effort to get a diverse group of people to donate their DNA for research, some blood donors in the San Diego area will get their genomes sequenced, according to KPBS.

The comment period on the Department of Health and Human Services' proposal to alter the Common Rule has been extended.