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human microbiome

A magnifying glass hovers over the human gut, revealing its biodiversity.

Unparalleled inventory of the human gut ecosystem

An international team of scientists has collated all known bacterial genomes from the human gut microbiome into a single large database. Their work…

By Mehdi Khadraoui

Science

Microbiomes take the stage at New Scientist Live

On microbiomes, public engagement and not being…

By Guest author(s)

Events

Almost 2000 unknown gut bacteria discovered

Researchers identify novel gut bacteria species and call for more data from beyond Europe and North…

By Oana Stroe

Science

Artistic impression of the 3 human gut types.

What’s your gut type?

In the future, when you walk into a doctor’s surgery or hospital, you could be asked not just about your allergies and blood group, but also about…

By Guest author(s)

Science

Bacterial balance that keeps us healthy

The thousands of bacteria, fungi and other microbes that live in our gut are essential contributors to our good health. They break down toxins,…

By Guest author(s)

Science

Researchers establish international human microbiome consortium

Today at a meeting organised by the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Heidelberg, Germany, scientists from around the globe announced…

By Guest author(s)

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