The Germ and the Gene: Gut Bacteria Research Takes a Step Forward

Posted by: | February 5, 2018 | Comments

The Germ and the Gene: Gut Bacteria Research Takes a Step Forward

The gut microbiota, the ecosystem of bacteria that lives inside the human gastrointestinal tract, has been recently shown to release chemical signals that can make alterations to our genes. Research conducted at the Babraham Institute near Cambridge demonstrated that certain bacteria among the microbiota release molecules called short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs). These acids were able to modify gene activity by affecting crotonylations, the chemical markers attached to our genome.

Read more at: Genomics Research from Technology Networks






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