The gut microbiome - An emerging complex trait

Andrew K. Benson

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As the first series of genetic analyses of gut microbiome composition in humans is now emerging, the results should be met with enthusiasm, but also with caution. Findings from the initial offerings demonstrate how population-scale approaches can provide deeper insights into host-microbiome interactions while at the same time illustrating that our understanding of the architecture of highly complex microbiome 'traits' is still rudimentary.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1301-1302
Number of pages2
JournalNature Genetics
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 1 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Genetics


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