March 04, 2010

Chinese Scientists Decode Human Digestive System

Chinese scientist Wang Jun and a team of international researchers say the average human gut contains up to a thousand species of bacteria. Their findings are presented in the latest issue of the presitigious journal Nature. Wang's team sequenced the genes inside the human digestive system and according to Wang 99% of them are not of human origin. The discoveries may reveal causation between types of bacteria and certain diseases including cancer. Once identified drugs and other products could be created to interact with the various species. Research such as this are further evidence of China's growing lead in genomics....

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