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How gut bacteria controls gene expression through “interspecies communication”

Imagine a tiny microbe living inside you with the power to control the activity of your DNA. Scientists are increasingly discovering how much control our gut bacteria may actually have over us, with a new study describing how individual bacteria can secrete a molecule that literally turns genes off or on. Epigenetics is a field of study looking at what mechanisms… Read more »

Bacteria Living in Our Gut Are Hijacking And Controlling Our Genes

Your gut microflora isn’t just sitting silently waiting for you to wolf down your next meal – it turns out there’s a constant conversation going on between these bacteria and your body’s genetic code. New research has found a chemical produced by ‘good’ bacteria in our digestive system has an unusual effect on the chromosomes in nearby cells, a discovery… Read more »