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Microbiome and immune features in the mouths of e-cigarette smokers, cigarette smokers, and controls revealed a rise in periodontal disease-related bugs and inflammation in vape users.

A study in Microbiome finds that heavy drinkers have an unhealthy mix of bacteria in their mouths.

Interleukin Genetics is pioneering a new commercialization model in personalized medicine in which it is being bankrolled by insurers who see the potential for lowering healthcare costs through utilization of molecular diagnostics.

This article has been updated from an earlier version with additional comments from Eliot Lurier.
By Turna Ray

Two COVID-19 vaccine developers have released their trial protocols to build public trust, the New York Times reports.

A new analysis finds the rapid COVID-19 test from DnaNudge to be highly accurate, Reuters reports.

In Science this week: global citizens' assembly on genome-editing technologies proposed, epigenetic markers predict metformin response, and more.

According to the Verge, many US states are not including positive results from rapid COVID-19 testing in their case numbers.