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.
In Science this week: discussion of combining immunotherapies with targeted treatments, and more.
In Nature this week: new CRISPR nuclease described, gut bacteria reference, and more.
Two research groups have cultured and sequenced microbes in fecal samples from healthy volunteers, producing new reference genomes for hundreds of species.
In PLOS this week: microRNAs linked to brain metastasis risk in lung cancer, effects of Crohn's disease-linked mutation, and more.
NPR says the explosion and fire earlier this week at a Russian lab that stores dangerous pathogens revives the question of whether such samples should be kept.
According to Wired, Nebula Genomics is providing a way for people to get their genomes sequenced anonymously.
A 26-year-old woman tells Cosmopolitan about learning her APOE status at a young age.
In Science journals this week: a functional genomic screen uncovers drug combination that increases KRAS inhibitor efficacy in aggressive lung cancer, and more.