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In Nature this week: athletes' gut microbiomes, nanopore metagenomic sequencing approach to diagnosing infectious diseases, and more.

Researchers at Harvard, Peking University, and Yikon Genomics suggested that their noninvasive test is more specific than the prevailing biopsy-based method.

The gut microbiomes of athletes have higher levels of Veillonella, which metabolizes lactic acid into propionate and boosts exercise capacity.

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

A small but significant proportion of autism spectrum disorder cases — particularly those occurring in females — appeared to involve biallelic loss-of function or missense mutations.

From Pigs to Monkeys

Technology Review reports that eGenesis is testing whether organs from genetically modified pigs can be transplanted into monkeys.

Harvard and Brigham and Women's Hospital researchers will help guide Sanford in using and interpreting data collected through its Sanford Chip pharmacogenomic test.

Two research groups analyzed ancient DNA samples from across the Arctic to tease out how populations in Siberia and North America are related to one another.

The studies, which used multi-omic approaches, are part of the integrative Human Microbiome Project (iHMP) — the second phase of the Human Microbiome Project.

Cancer Moonshot-funded teams are profiling pre-cancers in an effort to establish targeted treatment, detection, and prevention methods that can be applied before cancers form.

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The Wall Street Journal looks into FamilyTreeDNA and its handling of genetic genealogy searches by law enforcement.

In a point-counterpoint in the Boston Globe, researchers discuss the potential of gene editing to prevent Lyme disease, but also the pitfalls of doing so.

MIT's Technology Review reports that researchers hope to develop a CRISPR-based pain therapy.

In Science this week: atlas of malaria parasites' gene expression across their life cycles, and more.