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Korean researchers used 16S ribosomal RNA sequencing to characterize microbial communities in the mouths of dogs and their human owners for a study in PLOS One. Using samples from four mouths, spit samples from one human from each dog's household, and two human controls from other homes, the team uncovered dog and human oral microbiome members from almost 250 operational taxonomic units and eight bacterial phyla.

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The US Food and Drug Administration has new guidelines that enable some gene and cell therapies to undergo expedited review, according to the New York Times.

Using gene drives to control invasive species might be too risky, an initial advocate of the approach says.

Researchers have grown tumors in 3D cell cultures to better understand cancer, the Economist reports.

In Science this week: intellectual property experts argue patent battles such as the one over CRISPR are wasteful, and more.