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Microba offers a direct-to-consumer service that uses shotgun metagenomics to analyze customers' gut microbiomes and generate a personalized report.

In Science this week: bioinformatic method to tease out biologically active small molecules encoded in the human microbiome, and more.

The company had previously declared Chapter 11 bankruptcy, which would have enabled it to reorganize to stay afloat and pay its creditors over time.

Infants born vaginally had gut microbiomes enriched with commensal bacteria, while those born by caesarian section harbored hospital-associated bacteria.

In Nature this week: catalog of changes associated with gene knockouts in yeast, simultaneous profiling of three-dimensional genome structure and DNA methylation in single cells, and more.

Microbiome testing firm uBiome has filed for bankruptcy months after the FBI searched its offices as part of an investigation into its billing practices.

The projects are focused on the impact of microbe communities on soil nutrient cycling, and the relationship between gene function and beneficial plant traits.

Researchers focused on using existing computational methods to fill in gaps in the human microbiome without reference genomes.

To Give a Microbiome?

Nature News reports there are a handful of clinical trials underway to evaluate vaginal microbiome seeding of newborns born via caesarian section.

By analyzing metagenomic sequences found in thousands of human mouth and gut samples, researchers tracked down almost 45.7 million distinct microbial genes.

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Russian CRISPR researcher moves along with plans to ultimately alter the genes of embryos of deaf couples, though awaits regulatory approval, Nature News reports.

University of California, San Francisco, researchers have uncovered a gene mutations that appears to make a father-son duo more efficient sleepers.

NPR reports a large health insurer has begun to cover some pharmacogenetic tests for psychiatric drugs.

In PLOS this week: genome-wide association study of non-syndromic orofacial cleft subtypes, epigenetic and transcriptomic analysis of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma, and more.