'Largest' Microbiome Study Weighs In On Our Gut Health

'Largest' Microbiome Study Weighs In On Our Gut Health

The first results of the largest study to have ever investigated the human microbiome are in. They have important implications for our dietary practices, resistance to antibiotics, and our mental health. In 2012, Rob Knight, Ph.D., from the University of California (UC), San Diego, Jeff Leach, Ph.D., the founder of the Human Food Project, and Jack Gilbert, Ph.D., who is the faculty director of the Microbiome Center at the University of Chicago in Illinois, set out to found the American Gut Project. The aim of the project was to learn more about the human microbiome — that is, the collection of genes that...

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