NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Second Genome today announced a deal with Pfizer to conduct a large microbiome observational study to find out more about obesity and metabolic diseases.

The study is aimed at evaluating clinical factors and the microbiome in a cohort of about 900 individuals with various metabolic phenotypes in order to elucidate the interrelationship between the microbiome, obesity, and metabolic disorders, Second Genome said.

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