NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – A new Cell study is starting to tally up the intra-species diversity that exists in human gut microbial communities.

Using existing metagenomic sequence data, together with a newly developed computational pipeline, researchers from the University of Washington and the Santa Fe Institute assessed copy number variants within the genes and species that made up more than 100 gut microbiomes.

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