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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Enterome Bioscience today said that it has signed an agreement with the Mayo Clinic to collaborate on the discovery and validation of microbiome-based tests for predicting response to medical nutritional intervention in obese and overweight patients.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Second Genome today announced a deal with Pfizer to conduct a large microbiome observational study to find out more about obesity and metabolic diseases.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — For the microbiome, there may be many versions of normal and healthy, according to a new metagenomic analysis by a pair of researchers at the University of Michigan.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Shifts in the composition of the gut microbiome associated with inflammation can promote tumorigenesis, according to a paper appearing this week in mBio.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Three research projects will use $22.1 million in National Institutes of Health funding to fuel new studies under the Human Microbiome Project program to investigate how microbiome changes in the body may influence the human hosts' physiologies, NIH said today.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A pair of studies appearing online this week in Nature underscores the gut microbiome differences associated with obesity and related metabolic conditions, while at once revealing dietary contributions to this process.

Research groups in different parts of the world have been exploring the link between the gut microbiome and diabetes. These investigators believe individuals' microbiomes are a contributing factor to the disease and suggest microbiome data could play a role in the future as part of personalized medicine programs.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Microbiome company Second Genome today announced a deal with Johnson & Johnson's Janssen Biotech aimed at microbiome drug discovery.
Second Genome also announced it raised an additional $6.5 million in Series A financing.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The American Gastroenterological Association today said that it has created a new center to coordinate research and education efforts related to the gut microbiome.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Dental disease-causing bacteria rose through the ranks of mouth microbiomes as humans transitioned from hunter-gather diets to a diet centered around agriculture and again, more recently, as human diets began including processed foods, according to a new Nature Gen

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The US Department of Justice has proposed a rule change to enable DNA to be collected from migrants, the Associated Press reports.

Bernard Fisher, a surgeon who changed how breast cancer is treated, has died at 101, the New York Times reports.

Washington Post columnist writes that she is skeptical about DNA-based diets.

In PNAS this week: recurrent inactivation of DEPDC5 in gastrointestinal stromal tumors, taxonomic reliability of GenBank sequences, and more.