Team Gearing Up For Gut Microbiome Crowdsourcing Project | GenomeWeb

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A group of scientists based at several institutions in the US and beyond are getting set to kick off a crowdsourcing study called the "American Gut Project," aimed at assessing gut microbial communities in 10,000 or more individuals in the US in relation to their diet and lifestyle.

"The big question is, 'Is diet driving differences in the gut microbiome?'" project organizer Jeff Leach told GenomeWeb Daily News. "There are indications that it does, but the sample sizes are small."

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