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Gut microbiota and the evolution of species

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Science Magazine has recently published a study carried out by Dr. Robert Brucker and Dr. Seth R. Bordenstein from Vanderbilt University in Nashville (USA) that seems to provide clues reinforcing the “hologenome theory of evolution”. This research suggests that the gut microbiome may have a fundamental influence in the evolution of the human species. We have interviewed Dr. Seth Bordenstein to have a first-hand explanation of this work. We asked him three questions.

- How would you explain your study to the audience of our blog?

- Why is this work different from previous studies?

- Do you think this discovery could change the way we understand evolution?
 
 

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