Decoding Your Genes

Decoding Your Genes

The Skinny On DNA Testing 23andMe (Mountain View, CA) recently found itself back in the limelight after the disease risk section of its mail-in DNA kit received an OK from the FDA. The Silicon Valley biotech had to halt sales of its direct-to-consumer genetics testing...
Decoding The Gut-Brain Axis

Decoding The Gut-Brain Axis

Microbiome & Disease The biotech world is abuzz with talk of the latest microbiome startup launch Axial Biotherapeutics (Boston, MA). What caught our eye here at the WEEKLY is the company’s focus on the gut microbiome — the entire collection of microbes living in...

Blunt Approach: Fecal Transplants

FECAL TRANSPLANTS: A BLUNT APPROACH The premise behind microbiome-based therapeutics is straightforward: identify differences in the microbiome of people suffering from a particular disease, and then try to make the sick person’s microbiome more like the healthy...