Crohn’s Disease Microbiome

Cell Host & Microbe

March 17, 2014

Volume 15, Issue 3

Recent studies have highlighted an important role for the microbiome in the development of several gut-centric diseases, including colon cancer (see Sears and Garrett, pp. 317–328) and inflammatory bowel diseases such as Crohn's disease. In the largest disease-associated microbiome study to date, Gevers et al. (pp. 382–392) identified the key constituents of the complex gut microbial community that define a mucosal surface in new-onset Crohn's disease patients. Represented on the cover is a Keith Haring-inspired illustration of an intestinal microenvironment with an imbalanced microbial community.
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