An international team led by German investigators explores maternal microbe transmission at birth and its role in seeding the infant gut microbiome, focusing on relatively rare microbial variants found in fecal samples to tease out microbial transmission.

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A new analysis examines the gender gap among paper authors in the sciences and says it may take decades or more to close.

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In Science this week: paternally inherited cis-regulatory structural variants in autism, and more.

A new report outlines issues facing the implementation of personalized medicine in the UK, the Independent reports.