Fecal transplants are being studied to treat more than recurrent Clostridium difficile infections these days, but Carl Zimmer writes at the New York Times that how these transplants have their effect on the recipient microbiome is unknown.

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Lawmakers have asked four direct-to-consumer genetic testing companies to explain their privacy policies and security measures, according to Stat News.

The Trump Administration has proposed a plan to reorganize the federal government, the Washington Post reports.

In Science this week: genetic overlap among many psychiatric disorders, and more.

The Economist writes that an increasing number of scientific journals don't do peer review.