Highlights from the study published by Tierney TE at al, Cell Host and Microbe, August 14th 2019:
- Cross-study meta-analysis of metagenomes covering 3,655 samples from two body sites
- Meta-analysis uncovers staggering microbial gene diversity
- 50% of all genes in a metagenomic sample are individual-specific or “singletons”
- Individual’s microbiomes can be fingerprinted via rare microbial strains
Easy-to-understand article on Microbial Fingerprinting by Havard Medical School explaining the new research: https://hms.harvard.edu/news/microbial-fingerprint...
Research paper published by Tierney BT et al, Cell Host & Microbe, August 14th 2019: https://www.cell.com/cell-host-microbe/fulltext/S1...
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