Two new intestinal microbiome initiatives involving large amounts of sequencing plan to focus on how microbes in the human gut contribute to metabolic and bowel disease.
 
In Europe, Metagenomics of the Human Intestinal Tract, or MetaHIT, a four-year consortium recently funded with €11.4 million ($17.9 million) from the European Commission, will seek to link these microbes to obesity and inflammatory bowel disease.
 

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Magdalena Skipper, the incoming editor-in-chief of Nature, speaks with NPR's Weekend Edition Sunday.

Genetic genealogy has led to an arrest in another cold case, dating back to 1987.

In PLOS this week: mutation in second gene widens clinical symptoms of people with ADD3 mutations, comparative genomic analysis of Pseudovibrio, and more.

Wired reports that 23andMe is trying to bolster its outside collaborations.

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