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.
Microba currently offers a direct-to-consumer gut microbiome profile product and plans to release additional products for clinical and research use cases.
A team led by University of Manitoba researchers found pumped breast milk has lower overall bacterial diversity and an enrichment of environmental bacteria.
The uncultured candidate bacterial species increase the diversity of human gut bacterial lineages almost threefold and will benefit future research.
The former commissioner of the FDA has returned to the venture capital firm New Enterprise Associates as a special partner on the healthcare investment team.
Astronauts have edited yeast genes on the International Space Station in an experiment designed to show how cells repair themselves in space.
Emory University has found that two of its researchers failed to divulge they had received funds from China, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
In Science this week: influence of the nuclear genome on human mitochondrial DNA, and more.