This Week in Science

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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A University of California, Los Angeles-led team has found turning off the CCR5 gene could improve recovery after a stroke, according to Scientific American.

South Dakota lawmakers are to weigh a bill aimed at teaching the strengths and weaknesses of scientific concepts, the Associated Press and KEVN-Black Hills Fox report.

In Science this week: the synthetic genetic system hachimoji, and more.

Thermo Fisher Scientific says it will no longer sell machines in China's Xinjiang region, according to the Wall Street Journal.