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A Swig of Bacteria

A number of companies are working toward using genetically modified bacteria to treat disease, NPR reports.

"This is a really exciting new modality that allows us to think about therapies in a new way and really look at diseases in a whole new way: A living medicine that can respond to its environment," Caroline Kurtz, a researcher at Synlogic, tells NPR.

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According to Wired, Nebula Genomics is providing a way for people to get their genomes sequenced anonymously.

NPR says the explosion and fire earlier this week at a Russian lab that stores dangerous pathogens revives the question of whether such samples should be kept.

A 26-year-old woman tells Cosmopolitan about learning her APOE status at a young age.

In Science journals this week: a functional genomic screen uncovers drug combination that increases KRAS inhibitor efficacy in aggressive lung cancer, and more.