A decade studying the human microbiome

26 Jun 2017

by GMFH Editing Team

The main researchers behind those successful and ambitious projects attended the Gut Microbiota for Health World Summit held in Paris, in March 2017, where we could interview them.

Recent research has shed light on the importance of gut microbiota both during pregnancy and early life. Despite recent research that shows the placenta is not sterile, as previously thought, gut microbiota colonization in the first days and weeks after birth appears to have enormous significance for post-natal life.

Here are our editors’ picks of some of the year’s most relevant developments in gut microbiome science, including topics that range from obesity and metabolic health to the gut-brain axis.