Two patients fell ill, and one subsequently died, following a fecal microbiome transplant that harbored multi-drug-resistant bacteria, according to the New York Times.
The companies signed an agreement earlier this year to jointly develop microbiome research services for international markets including a shotgun metagenomic sequencing-based service.
In Nature this week: analyses of ancient genomes from Siberia and North American individuals gives insight into migration patterns, and more.
The studies, which used multi-omic approaches, are part of the integrative Human Microbiome Project (iHMP) — the second phase of the Human Microbiome Project.
Business Insider reports that uBiome halted the sale and testing of its SmartJane and SmartGut tests.
The moves come in the wake of an FBI search of the company's San Francisco office as part of an investigation into its billing practices.
Filamentous prophages turned up in a significant proportion of cystic fibrosis Pseudomonas aeruginosa lung infections, particular in older patients and drug-resistant cases.
The Guardian reports that delivery mode seems to affect the makeup of infants' gut microbiomes.
In a study of microbial genome data, researchers noted that many horizontal gene transfer events appeared to occur between different sites within the human body.
The researchers said a microbiome-based test could expand the number of individuals who are screened for the disease.
US National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins says he will avoid male-only speaker panels.
Technology Review reports that eGenesis is testing whether organs from genetically modified pigs can be transplanted into monkeys.
In Science this week: almond reference genome, and more.