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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Institute of Nursing Research is planning to fund studies that partner microbial genomics and environmental science projects to discover how the microbial communities in pregnant women may play a role in preterm labor, a major cause of neonatal mortality a

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A national research consortium seeking to characterize the microbiomes from ordinary people and make that data publicly available has raised $340,000 through an online crowdfunding campaign.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – By getting airmass samples from a DC-8 flown high above land and the ocean, researchers led by Konstantinos Konstantinidis, an assistant professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology, reported in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences today tha

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Exposure to xenobiotics affects the makeup of the human gut microbiome and what genes it expresses, researchers from Harvard University reported in Cell today.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – uBiome today announced it has raised more than $120,000 in crowdfunding.
The citizen science effort to map the human microbiome raised the amount with more than 1,000 participants, it said, and exceeded its goal of $100,000.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Archeological samples of human feces dating back more than a thousand years indicate that ancestral human gut microbiomes more closely resemble the gut microbiomes of m

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Hidden in the human gut microbiome is a large amount of genetic diversity, and researchers from the US and Germany reported today in Nature that individuals may have unique profiles of such metagenomic variation.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Georgia Tech researchers will use $1.8 million in funding from the National Science Foundation to search for genes in aquatic microbial populations that may help protect ecosystems from environmental perturbations by breaking down pollutants, recycling nutrients, and p

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A group of scientists based at several institutions in the US and beyond are getting set to kick off a crowdsourcing study called the "American Gut Project," aimed at assessing gut microbial communities in 10,000 or more individuals in the US in relation to their diet

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – UCB today announced a collaboration with researchers at Harvard to study the human microbiome in the intestine.

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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.