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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.

Researchers identified tumor microbe and immune differences in tumor samples from pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma patients with exceptionally long survival.

A new study finds that the human microbiome might be largely sterile.

In Science this week: gut microbiome influences the development and function of skeletal muscle in mice, and more.

In Nature this week: new approach allows spatial characterization of microbial species, epigenetic research poised for clinical translation, and more.

The researchers have applied for a patent on the method, dubbed MaPS-seq, which could be used to identify clinical biomarkers or turned into a kit.

A SUNY Upstate team identified potential PD biomarkers in patients' oral microbiomes, which may lead to a saliva-based assay for early-stage disease. 

Just a Quick Swim

New Scientist reports that swimming in the ocean can change someone's skin microbiome for at least a day.

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The US National Institutes of Health's All of Us project awarded $4.6 million to the company Color to develop a genetic counseling resource for the program.

The Times of India reports on a pilot study that used genomic testing to determine whether patients had drug-resistant tuberculosis.

New guidelines say that more women may benefit from genetic testing for hereditary breast or ovarian cancer, according to the Los Angeles Times.

In Cell this week: small proteins identified among human microbiome, role for tumor microbes in pancreatic cancer survival, and more.