A study in Genome Biology outlines the impacts that human health and lifestyle can have on the dynamics of the gut and salivary microbiomes over time. Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and elsewhere used 16S ribosomal RNA gene sequencing to tally up microbial community members in stool and saliva samples collected daily from two healthy men over a year.

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The New York Times and ProPublica look into the close relationship between a startup and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

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