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Washington University School of Medicine

A New Genetic Fingerprint Lives in Your Belly

Caption: A new study suggests that the collection of microbial DNA in the gut is just as individualized as our own human DNA. The research, by scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and the European Molecular Biology Laboratory in Heidelberg, Germany, is published online Dec. 5 in Nature.

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