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In PLoS Biology this week, a team led by investigators at the State University of Campinasi in Brazil uses metagenomics to show that the presence of gut microbiota in TLR2-deficient mice — which, "under germ-free conditions, are protected from diet-induced insulin resistance" — could reverse the animal's phenotype by inducing insulin resistance.

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