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Microba currently offers a direct-to-consumer gut microbiome profile product and plans to release additional products for clinical and research use cases.

A team led by University of Manitoba researchers found pumped breast milk has lower overall bacterial diversity and an enrichment of environmental bacteria.

The uncultured candidate bacterial species increase the diversity of human gut bacterial lineages almost threefold and will benefit future research.

In Science this week: discussion of combining immunotherapies with targeted treatments, and more.

In Nature this week: new CRISPR nuclease described, gut bacteria reference, and more.

Two research groups have cultured and sequenced microbes in fecal samples from healthy volunteers, producing new reference genomes for hundreds of species.

In PLOS this week: microRNAs linked to brain metastasis risk in lung cancer, effects of Crohn's disease-linked mutation, and more.

At the Precision Medicine World Conference, researchers from Sanford Health, Providence Health, and Israel's Maccabi discussed their genomics programs.

The company, which employs 300 people, axed 30 jobs in the US and 25 jobs from its overseas operations as it refocuses on therapeutic development.

In Genome Biology this week: gut microbiome study of individuals from Tanzania and Botswana, sixth version of the Network of Cancer Genes database, and more.

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The Washington Post reports on researchers' efforts to determine the effect of an increasingly common SARS-CoV-2 mutation.

Florida Politics reports Florida's law barring life, long-term care, and disability insurers from using genetic information in coverage decisions went into effect at the beginning of July.

A new analysis finds a link between popular media coverage of a scientific study and how often that paper is cited.

In Nature this week: CRISPR approaches to editing plant genomes, way to speed up DNA-PAINT, and more.