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Hmong and Karen immigrants to the US quickly lost diversity in their microbiomes and experienced shifts in the microbes present in their guts.

Each stage is associated with an increase in gut microbial diversity and is influenced by breastfeeding, researchers reported this week.

New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene researchers discovered almost 700 bacterial species in the city's drinking water, including samples before and after treatment.

Stanford University researchers used a new bioinformatic tool they developed to examine relatedness between bloodstream pathogens and the gut microbiome.

The researchers characterized how gene therapy affects the immune cell repertoires and microbiomes of X-linked severe combined immunodeficiency patients.

Researchers find that fecal microbiome transplants restore gut bacteria in cancer patients who underwent antibiotic treatment for a stem cell transplant.

Researchers profiled the composition and gene content of microbial communities in mouth, gut, and vaginal samples collected from 10 pregnant women.

This Week in Cell

In Cell this week: genomic analysis of abdominal aortic aneurysm, effect of probiotics on the microbiome, and more.

Using 16S rRNA gene sequencing, researchers detected gastric microbiome differences in people with gastric polyposis, leading to a proposed predictive model.

Probiotics

In a pair of studies, Weizmann Institute of Science researchers examined the effect of probiotics on healthy gut microbiomes and ones treated with antibiotics.

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The Hill reports President Donald Trump issued an executive directing federal agencies to cut the number of board and advisory committees they have.

The New York Times reports that researchers are combining tools to more quickly develop crops to feed a growing population and cope with shifting climates.

Scientists in Canada are looking to the UK's plan to sequence children with rare conditions for inspiration, the National Post reports.

In PNAS this week: copy number changes arose during polar bear evolution, genomic and transcriptomic analysis of the Siberian hamster, and more.