Homes are a hotbed of bacteria, containing bugs often found in soil, on skin, and, rather grossly, in feces, writes Wired's Sarah Zhang, who three years ago swabbed various spots of her apartment and sent them to the Wild Life of Our Homes citizen science project for analysis.

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Lawmakers have asked four direct-to-consumer genetic testing companies to explain their privacy policies and security measures, according to Stat News.

The Trump Administration has proposed a plan to reorganize the federal government, the Washington Post reports.

The Economist writes that an increasing number of scientific journals don't do peer review.

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