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Gut Microbes Contribute to Severe Malnutrition (2 of 2)

Caption: Studies of twins living in Malawi who are discordant for severe acute malnutrition reveal a role for the gut microbiome in this disease. This image relates to a paper that appeared in the Feb. 1, 2013, issue of Science, published by AAAS. The paper, by Michelle Smith at Washington University in St. Louis in St. Louis, Mo., and colleagues was titled, “Gut Microbiomes of Malawian Twin Pairs Discordant for Kwashiorkor.”

Credit: [Photographs courtesy of Tanya Yatsunenko; Figure courtesy of Tanya Yatsunenko, Laura Kyro and Jeffrey Gordon]

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