Previous studies have suggested the presence of a ‘blood microbiome’. Here, we analysed sequencing data generated from the blood of 9,770 healthy individuals and found no evidence for a common blood microbiome in these individuals.
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This is a summary of: Tan, C. C. S. et al. No evidence for a common blood microbiome based on a population study of 9,770 healthy humans. Nat. Microbiol. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41564-023-01350-w (2023).
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No microbial community in the blood of healthy individuals. Nat Microbiol 8, 769–770 (2023). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41564-023-01364-4