NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) today announced the formation of a National Microbiome Initiative (NMI) — a collaboration of government agencies and private companies to research microbiomes across different ecosystems.

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Magdalena Skipper, the incoming editor-in-chief of Nature, speaks with NPR's Weekend Edition Sunday.

Genetic genealogy has led to an arrest in another cold case, dating back to 1987.

In PLOS this week: mutation in second gene widens clinical symptoms of people with ADD3 mutations, comparative genomic analysis of Pseudovibrio, and more.

Wired reports that 23andMe is trying to bolster its outside collaborations.