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Researchers found that children who have taken macrolide antibiotics have distinctive microbiomes and that some of those changes are persistent.

In PNAS this week: biogeography of the mouth microbiome, ancestry of present-day populations in India, and more.

Researchers update the estimation of how many bacterial cells are found in and on the human body.

The changes that occur to the microbiome upon death may someday be harnessed as a forensic tool.

In PLOS this week: comparative genomic study of Malassezia fungus, effect of statins on gene expression in lungs, and more.

The company will use the funds to design and test new 16S amplicon and sequencing approaches for exploring microbiomes.

In PNAS this week: mitochondrial genomes of two Pleistocene-era infants, effect of library prep methods on metagenomic results, and more.

A Look in the Gut

A blogger reviews her experience learning about her gut microbiome by shipping a sample to uBiome.

In PLOS this week: effect of variants linked to body shape differs by age and sex, transcriptome differences in bats with and without white-nose syndrome, and more.

In Science this week: certain genes repressed during memory formation, analysis of genomes from single neurons, and more.


New research shows that scientists need to do a better job of including a wider diversity of African genomes in their analyses, STAT says.

A new paper in Science shows that men are still winning a large majority of the most sought-after NIH grants.

Nature Research and the Estée Lauder Companies are awarding efforts to encourage girls to pursue careers in the STEM fields.

In Science this week: beneficial genetic variants inherited from archaic Neanderthal and Denisovan hominins, and more.