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Old 11-13-2012, 12:23 PM
 
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he bacterial colonies that populate the chimpanzee intestinal tract are mirror images of those found in the human gut, researchers report today (Nov. 13) in the journal Nature Communications. The findings suggest gut bacteria patterns evolved before chimps and humans split and went their evolutionarily separate ways. Human gut bacteria are crucial to health, with infants relying on healthy microbe populations to influence the developing immune system. Problems with microbe populations may also contribute to obesity and inflammatory bowel diseases.
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Old 11-14-2012, 09:21 PM
 
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Very interesting. Wonder what the virome looks like. Humans have very similar gut bacteria profiles, but the viral profile in each person's gut is almost 100% unique, like a fingerprint.
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