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Novel Understanding of Fecal Microbiota Could Make Transplantation Safer and More Precise


Researchers used whole-genome sequencing to identify 42 species of fecal microbiota that were especially likely to engraft successfully. Next up: trials to ascertain which are more efficacious for treatment.

In a study published in Nature Microbiology, researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai address unanswered questions about how fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) can effectively restore a patient’s microbiome.

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