People’s genes may influence ‘gut’ bacteria that cause Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis

16 diciembre 2014

People’s genes may have an influence over some of the intestinal bacteria that cause Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, collectively know as inflammatory bowel disease, a new study by an international team of researchers shows for the first time. About 1.6 million Americans suffer from Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis. Understanding the causes of these diseases is another step toward prevention and treatment.