The Devil Is in the Microbial Genetic Details.


Alkek Center for Metagenomics and Microbiome Research, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA. Electronic address: [Email]


The work of Zeevi et al. (2019) in a recent issue of Nature shows that variations in gene content and organization between different strains of the same microbial species are widespread in the human gut microbiota and could be linked to many measures of health.