February 2015

We participated in a session on obesity and the human microbiome at the AAAS Meeting in San Jose, CA. Our results about statistical inconsistencies received attention from a variety of media (see press release and news story). This research started with Mariel Finucane’s paper about variability across studies and continued this year with Stephen Nayfach’s observations about average genome size counfounding. Stephen’s paper was accepted at Genome Biology on the day before the talk!