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This is how technology cores can help with studying the gut microbiome

In our bodies there are ten bacteria per human cell. This microbial richness plays a key role in our health and in the development of certain diseases. It was, however, a little understood role until the publication of research by Jeffrey I. Gordon, Director of the Center for Genome Sciences and Systems Biology at the University of Washington, who discovered the complex relationship between gut microbiota and nutrition and health, in addition to its impact on problems such as obesity.