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A new study says the bugs growing in our digestive tract might steer us to choose the foods that are best for them, even if they're not best for us.
We're trained to think microbes are bad. But researchers are gathering this week to discuss uses of massive ecosystems of the micro-organisms, many of which are beneficial.
Researchers say a next-gen sequencing approach allows them to subtract the entire human genetic sequence from the genetic material of a blood sample and identify viruses based on what remains.
A standard breath test that looks for bacterial growth in the gut could spot those with a greater risk of a certain type of obesity.
Researchers plan to correlate the sequenced microbe genomes with volunteers' health to look for causes of disorders such as autism and multiple sclerosis.