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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A former Penn State Hershey Medical Center staffer has admitted to lying about skipping mandatory steps of genetic cancer tests he performed, the Associated Press reports.

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