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The Surfer's Ome

The University of California, San Diego's Cliff Kapono is amassing microbial samples from surfers around the world to gauge the extent to which oceans change those communities and help spread antibiotic resistance, the New York Times reports.

Kapono has collected samples from surfers' heads, mouths, and navels, among other body parts, as well as from their boards, the Times adds.

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Oil made from gene-edited soybeans is already in use, according to the Associated Press.

USA Today reports that Department of Veterans Affairs is teaming up with Sanford Health to provide veterans with genetic testing.

Mother Jones reports there are few regulations overseeing the use of genetic genealogy by law enforcement.

In Science this week: analysis of ancient DNA recovered from Iberian populations, and more.