David Grimm—online news editor for Science—talks with Sarah Crespi about a long-term project monitoring raccoon latrines in California. What influence do these wild bathrooms have on the ecosystem?
Sarah also interviews Christian Jobin of the University of Florida in Gainesville about his Perspective on three papers linking the success of cancer immunotherapy with microbes in the gut—it turns out which bacteria live in a cancer patient’s intestines can predict their response to this cutting edge cancer treatment.
Read the related papers:
PD-1–based immunotherapy against
epithelial tumors Science 2018
to anti–PD-1 immunotherapy in
melanoma patients Science 2018
associated with anti–PD-1 efficacy in
metastatic melanoma patients Science 2018 aan4236
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