Harvard Medicine News
Microbial Fingerprinting

In a first, scientists have mapped the genetic diversity of microbes that live in the human gut and mouth.

3D illustration of gut bacteria
Raised Risk

A rare, inherited gene mutation raises the risk of pancreatic cancer and other malignancies.

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Bug Buddies

Getting gut bacteria to play nice may help improve human health, but it requires a bit of engineering.

colorful illustration of intestinal villi and bacteria
Depression and Alzheimer’s

Could symptoms of depression combined with brain amyloids signal future changes in memory and thinking?

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