Journal Club: Enterotypes of the human gut microbiome

This Thursday Jen Lau from the Surette lab will be presenting a paper that suggests the human gut microbiota can be clustered into three enterotypes. Is it possible that your gut microbiota falls into the same cluster as someone that differs in nationality, geography, or diet? All are welcome and encouraged to join us for a discussion this Thursday at 3:30 PM in 3N-44A on the paper published in Nature. For a quick read and more insight on the findings check out this article.

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About Julie Kaiser

Microbiology graduate student at McMaster University. I study the immune response to commensals in the human airways. @jukais
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One Response to Journal Club: Enterotypes of the human gut microbiome

  1. jukais says:

    One of the interesting points you brought up during your discussion was whether there are indeed three stratified enterotypes or if it is a continuum and perhaps there are transitions across this spectrum. This article summarizes research presented at the International Human Microbiome Congress that supports both sides of the debate. http://www.nature.com/news/gut-microbial-enterotypes-become-less-clear-cut-1.10276

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