In PLOS this week: vaginal microbiome composition, population patterns of Chagas-carrying Rhodnius ecuadoriensis, and more.
Researchers are using sourdough starter to get a glimpse into the factors and processes that influence the microbiome, NPR reports.
Researchers reported on results for more than 100 healthy individuals who were tracked with 'omics and clinical tests over nine months.
Forbes reports that Trace Genomics is analyzing customers' soil to determine what beneficial and harmful microbes are there that may affect agricultural endeavors.
In PLOS this week: CLDN10B isoform in rare genetic condition, role of oral microbiome in cavities, and more.
Researchers sequenced samples from children with eczema and found that one S. aureus strain dominates during severe disease flares, though it varies by patient.
In Science this week: influence of gut microbiome metabolism on host, and more.
Business Insider reports that the science for tailoring diet advice on genetic and microbial analysis isn't there yet.
In PLOS this week: biobank for sleeping sickness research, skin microbiome of cats with allergies, and more.
The company hopes to raise funding this summer and has been conducting pilots with NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.
The president of France's National Research Agency has resigned, according to Nature News.
A senator wants a "right-to-try" provision in the US Food and Drug Administration funding bill, but an ethicist says at Stat News that it would undermine the role of clinical trials.
In PNAS this week: red algae Porphyra umbicalis genome, deep neural network model for sequencing peptides, and more.
The Guardian's Barbara Ellen has tried out some DNA testing services to see whether they provide valuable information.