The stool bank OpenBiome has a new storefront in Massachusetts, WGBH News reports.
In PLOS this week: analysis of viral sequences from human blood samples, gut microbiomes of heart failure patients, and more.
Eight draft microbial genomes were generated using DNA in Neanderthal plaque, as part of study aimed at uncovering Neanderthal diet, behavior, and more.
The Atlantic reports that archaea are often neglected by microbiome studies.
New Scientist examines the boom in microbiome-focused therapeutics.
In PLOS this week: signs of positive selection at autism-linked variants, gut microbiome difference between active and sedentary women, and more.
In Science this week: effects of gene duplications, and more.
In Genome Research this week: American alligator genome assembly, microbiome of premature infants, and more.
The collaborators plan to collect samples that will allow them insight into participants' microbiomes in order to understand disease mechanisms over time.
The grants are provided through the NSF's Early Concept Grants for Exploratory Research program in partnership with the National Institute of Food and Agriculture.
Vivek Murthy is no longer the surgeon general of the US, the Associated Press reports.
People around the globe took to the streets to support science — some with signs.
Parents who learn of their increased genetic risk of disease also contend with telling their children about theirs, the New York Times writes.
In PLOS this week: loci linked to body mass index measurements, long non-coding RNA expression and urothelial carcinoma prognosis, and more.