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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

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.

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A new study finds that three dimensional facial scans may be able to aid in diagnosing rare genetic diseases.

The Lancet and the New England Journal of Medicine have retracted two COVID-19 papers due to concerns about the data used in their analyses.

Lawmakers plan to introduce a bill that aims to prevent the theft of US-funded research, according to the Wall Street Journal.

In Science this week: analysis of ancient Caribbean islanders' genomes suggests at least three waves of migration into the region,  DNA barcoding of microbial spores, and more.