Twin study finds that gut microbiomes run in families

Posted by on May 11, 2016 5:17 pm
Categories: Science

A genome-wide association analysis of over 1,000 twins in the UK supports that some parts of our microbiomes are inherited and shaped — not through a spread of microbes from parent to child, but through our genes. The results, reveal new examples of heritable bacterial species including those related to diet preference, metabolism, and immune defense.

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