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In PLOS this week: recombinant bat coronavirus, transcriptional patterns in a hermaphroditic parasitic flatworm, and more.

The Early Gut

The gut microbiome appears to have a role in infants' later risk of developing allergies and asthma, a new study says.

The partners will use their respective genome databases, bioinformatics tools, and other resources to identify new proteins for pest control.

In PNAS this week: work toward a CRISPR/Cas9-based approach to treat beta-thalassemia or sickle cell disease, bacteriophages uncovered in human stool, and more.

DNA Genotek's Omnigene Gut kit worked just as well as freezing for stabilizing fecal microbiome samples, but at room temperature, according to a new study.

The 'Olympiome' project aims to see whether the influx of hundreds of thousands of visitors can influence a city's microbiome.

Through 16S rDNA sequencing, researchers found that breast tissue of women with breast cancer and women with benign disease have differing microbiomes.

Researchers working on the Human Functional Genomics Project have begun to unravel genetic relationships and variations in human immune response. 

Researchers uncovered differences in diversity and composition in the microbiomes of infants exposed to HIV, as compared to unexposed infants.

A Texas-led team examined the phylogenetic trees of gut bacteria from humans, chimpanzees, bonobos, and gorillas, and found they largely reflect their hosts.

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In a cartoon, Vox explores the lack of women among this year's winners of the Nobel Prize.

Science reports a new US defense bill would establish two groups aimed at combating foreign influence on research. 

Nature Biotechnology discusses promising early results from two clinical trials of CRISPR-based therapy for β-thalassemia and sickle cell disease.

In Cell this week: analysis of tissue clones, metagenomic studies of ocean water samples, and more.