microbiome

The companies aim to develop microbiome diagnostic assays for colon cancer and other gastrointestinal diseases including irritable bowel syndrome.

Using 16S rRNA gene sequencing, researchers detected gastric microbiome differences in people with gastric polyposis, leading to a proposed predictive model.

Probiotics

In a pair of studies, Weizmann Institute of Science researchers examined the effect of probiotics on healthy gut microbiomes and ones treated with antibiotics.

In Genome Biology this week: genome sequencing study of a wild cherry tree, transcriptomic analysis of a planarian model organism, and more.

The firm will use the grant to accelerate the commercialization of synthetic DNA standards and algorithms licensed from the University of Minnesota.

Not Just Yet

Stat News writes that it may be too soon to give health advice based on an analysis of people's gut microbiomes.

Researchers saw subway line-specific microbes on the hands of subway riders, with increased skin microbial community convergence in samples from evening commuters.

The companies will combine their respective services into a single end-to-end offering for microbiome research.

Floating, Sleepy Mice

Wired reports on a set of mice being sent to space to study their gut microbiomes and sleep cycles as part of preparations for longer space travel.

Using samples from obese women with hepatic steatosis, investigators uncovered ties between the condition, gut microbes, metabolites, and liver gene expression.

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The UK's Human Fertility and Embryology Authority calls for consumer genetic testing companies to warn customers that testing could uncover family secrets, according to the Guardian.

The New York Times reports that United Nations delegates have been discussing how to govern the genetic resources of the deep sea.

Researchers have transplanted edited cells into mice that appear to combat cocaine addiction, New Scientist reports.

In PNAS this week: analysis of proteolytic enzymes secreted by circulating tumor cells, phylogenetic study of Fv1 evolution, and more.