In Nature this week: Tasmanian tiger genome sequence, and more.
Two years in, the MUSC Program for Human Microbiome Research is finding its footing, but it has high ambitions for creating safer care environments.
Researchers compared microbes found by swabbing the International Space Station to swabs taken from houses and to the human microbiome.
Higher levels of oral bacteria like Tannerella forsythia and Porphyromonas gingivalis increased the risk of esophageal cancer, though other bacteria had protective effects.
The Economist looks into how companies are trying to harness the gut microbiome to influence health and disease.
A pair of papers point to potential gut microbial contributions to checkpoint blockade immunotherapy response in individuals with lung, kidney, or skin cancer.
Researchers crowdsourced thousands of microbiome samples to examine global microbial diversity and generate a resource for researchers.
Researchers found microbial communities at sites of the female reproductive tract thought to be sterile, and linked certain microbes to disease states.
People with atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease have increased levels of certain bacteria in their stool, a metagenome-wide association study has found.
In PLOS this week: nasopharyngeal microbiota among young children, splice variant linked to oculocutaneous albinism in a dog breed, and more.
23andMe has a holiday popup shop at a mall and could open additional stores, Bloomberg reports.
By studying koalas and a retrovirus that infects them, researchers may have uncovered a new sort of 'immune response' that occurs at the genomic level, Agence France Presse reports.
NPR reports that the first person in the US given a gene editing-based therapy for a genetic disorder is heading home.
In Science this week: ancient genomes reveal social inequality within individual households, new method for quantifying genetic variation in gene dosage, and more.