This Week in PLOS

In PLOS One, a University of Washington-led team considers relationships between the gut microbial communities in Kenyan children and those in their surrounding environment. Using 16S ribosomal RNA sequencing, the researchers assessed microbes in fecal samples from almost 200 children in more than 150 households in western Kenya. They also profiled microbes in hundreds of household surface swabs, 158 cattle fecal samples, and 158 chicken swabs.

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CNN reports that researchers have tied a new variant to opioid addiction risk.

Organoids derived from patients' tumors may help determine what chemotherapy treatment patients would benefit from, according to New Scientist.

An initiative from GenomeAsia 100K hopes to increase the number of South Asians in genetic research, according to NBC News.

In Science this week: genomic analysis of ancient and modern horses indicates population turnover, and more.