gum disease

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

Reuters reports that UK researchers are using gene-editing tools to develop flu-resistant chickens.

Nature calls for genomics to become part of the World Health Organization's cholera surveillance approach.

Vox explores a proposal to institute a lottery system to award grant funds.

In Genome Biology this week: gut microbiome study of individuals from Tanzania and Botswana, sixth version of the Network of Cancer Genes database, and more.