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In a paper appearing in Science Translational Medicine, scientists led by Washington University's Jeffrey Gordon created "humanized gnotobiotic mice" in order to study the effects of diet on the human gut microbial community. Feeding human feces to germ-free mice, they were able to create an animal model of the human gut microbiota, and then they tested how it reacted to certain diets.

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The Guardian reports that the Mammalian Genetics Unit at the Harwell Institute is to close.

Scientific research itself contributes to plastic waste and isn't very sustainable, FiveThirtyEight reports.

Restaurants in the US may soon serve AquaBounty's genetically modified salmon, according to the Associated Press.

In Science this week: three studies from the Ruminant Genome Project, and more.