Infants born vaginally had gut microbiomes enriched with commensal bacteria, while those born by caesarian section harbored hospital-associated bacteria.
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 San Francisco-based microbial genomics firm will sell off its product lines, testing labs, IP, and data within the next three months.
New Scientist reports that swimming in the ocean can change someone's skin microbiome for at least a day.
In Nature this week: athletes' gut microbiomes, nanopore metagenomic sequencing approach to diagnosing infectious diseases, and more.
University of California, San Diego researchers investigate how skin care products influence the skin microbiome, Scientific American reports.
Business Insider reports that uBiome halted the sale and testing of its SmartJane and SmartGut tests.
The partners will offer Onegevity's GutBio assay, which integrates metagenomic sequencing with AI-based personalized recommendations to improve gut health, in Japan.
The Guardian reports that delivery mode seems to affect the makeup of infants' gut microbiomes.
In a study of microbial genome data, researchers noted that many horizontal gene transfer events appeared to occur between different sites within the human body.
A new analysis finds that nearly half the late-stage clinical trials sponsored by a US National Cancer Institute program influence patient care.
Technology Review reports that sickle cell patients are optimistic about gene editing to treat their disease, but are worried about how available it will be.
The owner of the GEDmatch website tells CBS12 he is considering charging law enforcement a fee to use the site.
In Nature this week: babies born by caesarean section are more likely to have altered gut microbiota profiles, and more.