People may have unique metabolic phenotypes determined by their gut microbiome as well as their own genetic and environment-influenced phenotype, reports a team of Italian researchers in Proteome Research. At spectroscopyNow, David Bradley adds that this type of fingerprint could be useful forensically and medically. "If each of our metabonomic fingerprints proves reliably stable throughout our lives except during periods of illness or on exposure to particular toxic compounds, then this personalised approach to treatment might ultimately become a reality," he writes.
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