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In this week's Nature Medicine, an international research team presents a metagenomic analysis of colorectal cancer datasets, uncovering microbiome biomarkers with clinical potential. The work — which covered 969 fecal metagenomes — revealed a greater richness in the gut microbiome of colorectal cancer patients versus controls and uncovered a number of predictive microbiome signatures.

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The Hill reports President Donald Trump issued an executive directing federal agencies to cut the number of board and advisory committees they have.

The New York Times reports that researchers are combining tools to more quickly develop crops to feed a growing population and cope with shifting climates.

Scientists in Canada are looking to the UK's plan to sequence children with rare conditions for inspiration, the National Post reports.

In PNAS this week: copy number changes arose during polar bear evolution, genomic and transcriptomic analysis of the Siberian hamster, and more.