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Linking gut microbial strains and functions to diabetes in an international population

Although gut microorganisms have been associated with type 2 diabetes, the mechanisms involving specific microbial strains remain unidentified. Now, a comprehensive study has analyzed 8,117 shotgun metagenomes from the USA, Europe, Israel and China, providing cross-population microbial signatures in a strain-resolved manner and new mechanistic insights into type 2 diabetes.

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Fig. 1: An international study of the gut microbiome and T2D.


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This is a summary of: Mei, Z. et al. Strain-specific gut microbial signatures in type 2 diabetes identified in a cross-cohort analysis of 8,117 metagenomes. Nat. Med. (2024).

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