Is It Time for a Metagenomic Basis of Therapeutics?

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Science  08 Jun 2012:
Vol. 336, Issue 6086, pp. 1253-1255
DOI: 10.1126/science.1224396

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The trillions of microbes associated with the human body are a key part of a comprehensive view of pharmacology. A mechanistic understanding of how the gut microbiota directly and indirectly affects drug metabolism is beginning to emerge.

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