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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Genomic services contract research organization Genewiz and Hy Laboratories today announced a partnership to develop diagnostic panels to characterize the gut microbiome in patients with obesity and diabetes.

The multiyear project seeks to stratify patients with diabetes and obesity for bariatric surgery or alternative treatments. Obesity and diabetes are closely related to the function and population of the gut microbiome, the firms said in a statement.

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