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.
A federal judge has ruled that drug companies, device manufacturers, and universities need to provide missing clinical data from hundreds of trials to a federal website, ScienceInsider reports.
A genetic analysis suggests red pandas might actually belong to two different species, New Scientist reports.
NPR reports that the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has fixed the problem with some of its SARS-CoV-2 testing kits.
In Nature this week: epigenetic factors that prevent healthy aging and more.