A Look in the Gut

Peeking into your gut microbiome might not tell you much just yet, writes Sarah Scoles at The Crux.

She sent off fecal samples to uBiome, a biotech startup, for analysis. uBiome launched in 2012, and for $89, $159, or $399, it will tell customers what bacteria lurk in their gut, their gut plus two other spots, or all five major sites, respectively.

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Customers might want to consider what they might learn about their risk of diseases like Alzheimer's before snagging the genetic testing kits that are on many gift guides this year, NJ.com writes.

The Wall Street Journal reports there is uncertainty surrounding whether He Jiankui's embryo editing did what he said it did.

Stat News reports that the pause on procuring fetal tissue for intramural US National Institutes of Health research will soon affect additional labs there.

In Nature this week: genomic analysis of the invasive fall webworm, amp of constrained coding regions within the human genome, and more.