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In a paper appearing in Science Translational Medicine, scientists led by Washington University's Jeffrey Gordon created "humanized gnotobiotic mice" in order to study the effects of diet on the human gut microbial community. Feeding human feces to germ-free mice, they were able to create an animal model of the human gut microbiota, and then they tested how it reacted to certain diets.

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