Disease genomics: Associations go metagenome-wide
|Originally posted:||12th October 2012: 9:11 am|
|Last updated:||18th October 2012: 7:41 am|
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Alterations in the human microbiome are increasingly being linked to diseases, but new methods are needed to probe these links more quickly and in more detail. The publication of the first metagenome-wide association (MGWA) study — which identifies changes in the microbial composition of the gut that are associated with type 2 diabetes (T2D) — is an important step towards these goals.