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The influence of ethnicity and geography on human gut microbiome composition

The taxonomic composition of the gut microbiome associates with patient ethnicity and geographic location. This association impacts the development of microbiome-based applications for personalized medicine.

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Fig. 1: The influence of individual geography and ethnicity on the gut microbiome.

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Gaulke, C.A., Sharpton, T.J. The influence of ethnicity and geography on human gut microbiome composition. Nat Med 24, 1495–1496 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41591-018-0210-8

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