At The Seven Stones, a blogger highlights a paper published this week in Molecular Systems Biology, in which mice whose intestinal microbes were replaced with human ones were fed "probiotic" Lactobacillus bacteria. They found that these mice digested more fat. In light of the new NIH push to study the human microbiome, the blogger wonders, "Will personal genomics have to ultimately develop into personal metagenomics to include our 'extended' microbial genome?"
Giving Bacteria a Good Name
Jan 18, 2008