Microbiome research has made similar promises as genomic research — the potential ability to cure chronic diseases and more — but Rob Knight from the University of California, San Diego, and the American Gut Project writes in Scientific American that microbiome research may be better poised to deliver. People's microbiomes, after all, are easier to change than their genomes.

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Researchers in the UK and Australia uncover genetic links between BMI and depression, the Guardian reports.

The Verge details the account of an academic who alleges her university retaliated against her after she complained of sexual harassment by her supervisor.

The New York Times writes that natural history museums are helping round out genetic studies with older specimens.

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