This Week in Science

In this week's Science, a team of Harvard University and Broad Institute scientists discusses the ways in which the metabolism of gut microbiota affects a person's metabolism, as well as its importance to human health. They note how the chemistry of gut microbial xenobiotic metabolism is often distinct from that of host enzymes and remains poorly understood.

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A draft bill released by the US House of Representatives appropriations committee would increase the 2019 National Institutes of Health budget by 3 percent.

Bloomberg looks into privacy issues raised by law enforcement's use of genetic genealogy sites.

NBC News reports on the Earth BioGenome Project, which aims to sequence all eukaryotic life on Earth.

In Science this week: environmental DNA can help in studies of marine animals, and more.