Host Genotype and Microbiome (image) Cell Press Share Print E-Mail Caption Does host gentoype shape the microbiome? This visual abstract shows the findings of Goodrich et al. present a gut microbiome analysis of 1,126 twin pairs, which extends the association between host genetics and select bacterial taxa. Lactase nonpersistence was linked to higher levels of Bifidobacteria. Other gene/microbe links relate to diet and barrier defense. Credit Goodrich et al./Cell Host & Microbe 2016 Usage Restrictions Credit Required. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.