This Week in PNAS

In the early, online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers from the US and Germany explore potential ties between gut microbes and bee body weight in the honeybee, Apis mellifera. The team compared everything from body weight to metabolite and transcript expression in the guts of germ-free honeybees and honeybees with typical gut microbial communities.

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NPR reports that with medical data being big business, some companies want to get patients involved.

The Asbury Park Press reports on the startup Genomic Prediction's test to determine an embryo's risk of disease.

In PNAS this week: optical mapping allows glimpse of structural variants, disease-linked GATA2 mutations boosts its protein activity, and more.

Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has released the results of a genetic ancestry analysis, the Boston Globe reports.