Elucidating microbial codes to distinguish individuals.


Studies of the human microbiome have revealed that both site specificity and individuality play a role in shaping the microbial communities of healthy individuals (1). Longitudinal studies have determined that bacterial strains remain stable over time (2, 3), suggesting that microbial signatures may distinguish individuals. In PNAS, Franzosa et al. evaluate whether this variation within the human microbiome is sufficient to distinguish individuals in a large population (4).

DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1507731112

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@article{Byrd2015ElucidatingMC, title={Elucidating microbial codes to distinguish individuals.}, author={Allyson L. Byrd and Julia A Segre}, journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America}, year={2015}, volume={112 22}, pages={6778-9} }