This Week in Science

In Science this week, a multi-institute team of researchers describe the use of a new sequencing technique for analyzing human gut microbes, which enabled them to evaluate the long-term stability of these bacterial communities. With the method, called LEA-seq, the investigators sampled the fecal microbial community of 37 people, four of whom were participating in a 32-week liquid diet.

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CNN reports that researchers have tied a new variant to opioid addiction risk.

Organoids derived from patients' tumors may help determine what chemotherapy treatment patients would benefit from, according to New Scientist.

An initiative from GenomeAsia 100K hopes to increase the number of South Asians in genetic research, according to NBC News.

In Science this week: genomic analysis of ancient and modern horses indicates population turnover, and more.