NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Singapore's Agency for Science Technology and Research (A*Star) today announced it is collaborating with Nutricia Research to investigate the effects of nutrition on the gut microbiome.

A*Star's Genome Institute of Singapore said that with Nutricia it will research the health benefits of prebiotics, probiotics, and synbiotics in an effort to better understand how nutrition supports the microbiome in early life and how to better prevent diseases later in life.

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