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More than 100 new gut bacteria discovered in human microbiome

Scientists working on the gut microbiome have discovered and isolated more than 100 completely new species of bacteria from healthy people’s intestines. The study from the Wellcome Sanger Institute and collaborators has created the most comprehensive collection of human intestinal bacteria to date. Reported today (Feb. 4) in Nature Biotechnology, the new resource will help researchers worldwide to investigate how our microbiome keeps us healthy, and its role in disease.

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