NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Microbial biomarker technologies developer Second Genome has undertaken an initiative with American Gut, a multi-partner effort to characterize the microbial diversity of the gut, to study the possible roles the human microbiome may play in type 2 diabetes.

Under the initiative, Second Genome made a donation to American Gut of an undisclosed amount to fund specimen collection for participants who have type 2 diabetes, the company said.

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