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Dysbiosis is not an answer

Dysbiosis, an imbalance in the microbiota, has been a major organizing concept in microbiome science. Here, we discuss how the balance concept, a holdover from prescientific thought, is irrelevant to — and may even distract from — useful microbiome research.

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Olesen, S., Alm, E. Dysbiosis is not an answer. Nat Microbiol 1, 16228 (2016).

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