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microbiome analysis

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

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.

In PNAS this week: retinitis pigmentosa gene therapy, role of microbiome in growth stunting, and more.

Not Yet

Stat News writes that it may be too soon to give health advice based on an analysis of people's gut microbiomes.

Metagenomic Analysis Reveals Shifting Skin Microbe Communities

Researchers saw subway line-specific microbes on the hands of subway riders, with increased skin microbial community convergence in samples from evening commuters.

The scientists collected fecal samples from more than 9,000 pigs and chickens to find in excess of 400 antimicrobial resistance genes, which varied by country.

Floating, Sleepy Mice

Wired reports on a set of mice being sent to space to study their gut microbiomes and sleep cycles as part of preparations for longer space travel.

The company said it will use the funding to accelerate the development of an affordable sequencing test for metagenomic samples.

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The Washington Post reports that the CDC's SARS-CoV-2 test issues reflect earlier ones it had with Zika virus testing.

NPR writes that even with thousands of new COVID-19 papers, each should be evaluated based on its own quality.

Researchers traced a gene cluster linked to COVID-19 severity to Neanderthals, the New York Times reports.

In PNAS this week: soil bacteria-derived small molecules affect centrosomal protein, microfluidics approach for capturing circulating tumor cells, and more.