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Microbiome: Focus on Causation and Mechanism

Author:
Fischbach, Michael A.
Source:
Cell 2018 v.174 no.4 pp. 785-790
ISSN:
0092-8674
Subject:
industry, microbiome, microorganisms, phenotype
Abstract:
There is tremendous enthusiasm for the microbiome in academia and industry. This Perspective argues that in order to realize its potential, the field needs to focus on establishing causation and molecular mechanism with an emphasis on phenotypes that are large in magnitude, easy to measure, and unambiguously driven by the microbiota.
Agid:
6233048