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NPR reports that researchers are examining the microbial makeup of cow rumens.

In Science this week: gut bacteria that influence effectiveness of a high-fiber diet in type 2 diabetes, and more.

The researchers also found that niche-based processes underlie how the skin microbiomes of people living in megacities are assembled.

Vampire bats' ability to live off blood is etched in their genomes and gut microbiomes, the Scientist reports.

Researchers from Rockefeller University sifted through soil microbiomes for genes linked to the function of calcium-dependent antibiotics.

In Cell this week: effect of genetic variation on response to GPCR-targeting drugs, protein-metabolite interactions in E. coli, and more.

In PLOS this week: microRNA helps M. tuberculosis escape the immune system, application of genome-scale metabolic models to drug design, and more.

The financing, led by new investor Foresite Capital, will help DNAnexus deploy its genome informatics technology and expand its clinical trials presence.

In Genome Biology this week: tumor-associated macrophage patterns in glioma, systems epigenomics algorithm, and more.

In Nature this week: Tasmanian tiger genome sequence, and more.

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CBS This Morning highlights recent Medicare fraud involving offers of genetic testing.

Researchers find that many cancer drugs in development don't work quite how their developers thought they did, as Discover's D-brief blog reports.

Mariya Gabriel, a Bulgarian politician, is to be the next European Union research commissioner, according to Science.

In Science this week: a survey indicates that US adults are more likely to support the agricultural use of gene drives if they target non-native species and if they are limited, and more.