COLD SPRING HARBOR, NY (GenomeWeb) – There is no one diseased gut microbiome state, according to Cornell University's Emily Davenport.

Researchers have been investigating differences between the gut microbiomes of healthy people and those who are sick to determine whether the gut microbiome enters a state of dysbiosis that contributes to disease.

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