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microbiome analysis

In Science this week: early life experience influence somatic variation in the genome, and more.

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.

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In a cartoon, Vox explores the lack of women among this year's winners of the Nobel Prize.

Science reports a new US defense bill would establish two groups aimed at combating foreign influence on research. 

Nature Biotechnology discusses promising early results from two clinical trials of CRISPR-based therapy for β-thalassemia and sickle cell disease.

In Cell this week: analysis of tissue clones, metagenomic studies of ocean water samples, and more.