A team from Weill Cornell Medicine, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center presents a sequencing-centered method for finding microbial community members present in low abundance in small clinical samples. The team sequenced 27 gastric biopsy samples collected with an endoscope from 22 individuals with active Helicobacter pylori infections and no prior treatment for the bug.

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