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You are what you excrete

Residual human DNA reads in sequenced faecal samples may allow some individuals to be identified.

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Fig. 1: Human DNA in stool samples contains personal information. Collection of stool samples is a common procedure in human microbiome studies.


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Guccione, C., McDonald, D., Fielding-Miller, R. et al. You are what you excrete. Nat Microbiol (2023).

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