The Gut Microbiome and Brain Health

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By Genevieve Wanucha for Dimensions Magazine, UW Medicine Memory & Brain Wellness Center

“The issue of genetic influence cannot be ignored in this field,” says William DePaolo “We don’t yet know how genetics influence the microbiome, or how genes in bacteria are regulated. Before we start giving bacteria, antibiotics, or fecal transplants to people, we need to address the very basic question of how different genetic backgrounds affect the microbiome.”

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