Microbial Influence

Researchers have linked certain brain malformations to the microbiome, the New York Times reports.

A team led by the University of Pennsylvania's Mark Kahn reports in Nature that the gut microbiome appears to influence the development of cerebral cavernous malformations.

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The New York City medical examiner is overseeing an effort to identify missing persons using DNA, according to the Associated Press.

Nobel laureate Günter Blobel has died at 81, the New York Times reports.

In PNAS this week: mouse model of genetically induced emphysema, gene expression signatures of circulating melanoma cells, and more.

Technology Review reports that 2017 was the year of consumer genetic testing and that it could spur new analysis companies.