Dozens of companies and researchers are focusing on developing products aimed at altering the human microbiome, New Scientist writes. The Janssen Human Microbiome Institute's Dirk Gevers tells it that there's more than a billion dollars invested in the field.

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Science speaks with the University of Michigan's Jedidiah Carlson, who has tracked population genetic discussions at white nationalist sites.

Gene therapies could qualify for a faster US Food and Drug Administration approval process, according to Stat News.

NPR reports that the US House of Representatives has passed a bill to enable terminally ill patients access to experimental drugs.

In Genome Research this week: inversion variants mapped in human, non-human primate genomes; transcriptome profiling of maize, sorghum; and more.