Genomics In The Journals | GenomeWeb

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The nature and abundance of microbes living in elderly individuals' intestines can provide information about their broader health, according to a study online in Nature. Researchers from Ireland and the UK used 16S sequencing and other analyses to assess microbial community composition in fecal samples from 78 elderly Irish individuals between the ages of 64 and 102 years old who had not taken antibiotics recently.

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