New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene researchers discovered almost 700 bacterial species in the city's drinking water, including samples before and after treatment.
Stanford University researchers used a new bioinformatic tool they developed to examine relatedness between bloodstream pathogens and the gut microbiome.
The researchers characterized how gene therapy affects the immune cell repertoires and microbiomes of X-linked severe combined immunodeficiency patients.
Researchers find that fecal microbiome transplants restore gut bacteria in cancer patients who underwent antibiotic treatment for a stem cell transplant.
Researchers profiled the composition and gene content of microbial communities in mouth, gut, and vaginal samples collected from 10 pregnant women.
In Cell this week: genomic analysis of abdominal aortic aneurysm, effect of probiotics on the microbiome, and more.
Using 16S rRNA gene sequencing, researchers detected gastric microbiome differences in people with gastric polyposis, leading to a proposed predictive model.
In a pair of studies, Weizmann Institute of Science researchers examined the effect of probiotics on healthy gut microbiomes and ones treated with antibiotics.
In PNAS this week: retinitis pigmentosa gene therapy, role of microbiome in growth stunting, and more.
Stat News writes that it may be too soon to give health advice based on an analysis of people's gut microbiomes.
Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has released the results of a genetic ancestry analysis, the Boston Globe reports.
Retraction Watch's Ivan Oransky and Adam Marcus report that Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital have recommended that more than 30 papers from a former researcher be retracted.
Thomas Steitz, who won the 2009 chemistry Nobel Prize for his ribosome work, has died, the Washington Post reports.
In PLOS this week: mechanisms for genes implicated in coronary artery disease, rumen microbes and host genetics influence cow methane production, and more.