Smartphone experiment tracks whether our life story is written in our gut bacteria

25 julio 2014

Life events such as visiting another country or contracting a disease cause a significant shift in the make-up of the gut microbiota — the community of bacteria living in the digestive system, according to. Two participants in a recent study used smartphone apps to collect information every day for a year. The authors think the method could be rolled out to studies of human-bacteria relationships with many more participants.