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The big news in Science this week is that Human Microbiome Project researchers sequenced 16S ribosomal RNA genes at 20 distinct skin sites from healthy humans and found bacteria from 18 different phyla. The most diverse came from the forearm and the most similar were from those living behind the knees, in the elbow, and behind the ear.

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In Science this week: approach to infer genotype-by-environment interaction from genetic variants associated with phenotypic variability, and more.