A.M. Vitals: The Newest ‘Ome’ Is the Microbiome

by Blog Burger on June 18, 2012

Here’s what’s making health news this morning:

Gene Map of Body’s Microbes Is New Health Tool (WSJ): Researchers said Wednesday they have produced the first comprehensive genetic map of the microbes that live in or on a healthy human body, laying the groundwork for possible new advances in research and in the diagnosis and treatment of disease.

Armstrong Faces Formal Doping Charges (WSJ):  The U.S. agency that polices drug use in sports has informed Lance Armstrong that it intends to bring formal doping charges against him, in an action that could ultimately cost the retired cycling champion all seven of his Tour de France titles.

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