The bacteria among us

When Jack Gilbert, Microbial Ecology Group Leader at Argonne National Laboratory in Argonne, Illinois, wanted to lose some weight, he didn’t try traditional dieting. Instead, he tried sequencing. One of a growing number of researchers investigating the human microbiome—the collection of bacteria that live in and on us—Gilbert sequenced the bacterial flora in his own gut and used those data to design a specific diet suited to his internal microbial species diversity and its metabolic potential… Read more at BioTechniques(PDF)

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~ by jeffreyperkel on December 18, 2015.

 
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