NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A new study is spelling out some of the distinct gut microbiome features found in individuals diagnosed with Crohn's disease who have not yet received treatment for the condition.

A team from the Massachusetts General Hospital, the Broad Institute, and elsewhere used 16S ribosomal RNA gene sequencing to compare microbial community membership in gut microbiomes from almost 450 children with Crohn's disease with those found in more than 200 control individuals with gastrointestinal problems not associated with inflammatory bowel disease.

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