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.
The researchers said a microbiome-based test could expand the number of individuals who are screened for the disease.
Researchers identified a handful of microbes associated with spontaneous preterm birth, and highlighted host immune protein levels with potential ties to the condition.
The company shared details of its methods and results of some internal experiments but has been met with skepticism by members of the research community.
The Guardian reports that some UK physicians are calling for increased regulation of direct-to-consumer genetic tests.
US tax agency says 23andMe's genetic health test can be claimed as a medical expense for tax purposes, the Wall Street Journal reports.
Two Democratic lawmakers argue at USA Today that independent science is under attack by the Trump Administration.
In PLOS this week: networks of genes co-expressed in depression, role of minichromosome maintenance genes in lung adenocarcinoma, and more.