The gut microbiota and host health: a new clinical frontier

  title={The gut microbiota and host health: a new clinical frontier},
  author={Julian R Marchesi and David H Adams and Francesca Fava and Gerben D. A. Hermes and Gideon M. Hirschfield and Georgina Hold and M N Quraishi and James Kinross and Hauke Smidt and Kieran M Tuohy and Linda Valerie Thomas and Erwin G. Zoetendal and Ailsa L. Hart},
Over the last 10-15 years, our understanding of the composition and functions of the human gut microbiota has increased exponentially. To a large extent, this has been due to new 'omic' technologies that have facilitated large-scale analysis of the genetic and metabolic profile of this microbial community, revealing it to be comparable in influence to a new organ in the body and offering the possibility of a new route for therapeutic intervention. Moreover, it might be more accurate to think of… CONTINUE READING
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