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Since the Human Microbiome Project1 launched in 2008, we’ve learned from hundreds of studies that the microbiome — all of the bacteria, archaea, viruses and fungi that live on us and in us — is associated with human disease. Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and obesity are some examples of interest to gastroenterologists where the microbiome […]

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The advent of affordable, next-generation sequencing technology has democratized the study of the microbiome, the vast collection of microbial life both within and on us, and has enabled the discovery of hundreds of host-microbiome interactions. This has brought with it a wave of optimism, leading scientists and the public alike to seek new avenues for […]

Inside AGA

Established in 2014, the AGA Center for Diagnostics and Therapeutics joins the AGA Center for GI Innovation and Technology and the AGA Center for Microbiome Research and Education as the third center of the AGA Institute. The center’s mission statement, which was recently approved by the AGA Institute Governing Board, is “to support the development […]