Genetics may influence the composition of the microbiome more than environmental factors

Researchers studying mice at Technion-Israel Institute of Technology have found that the microbiome is influenced by genetics much more than it is by the maternal birth environment. Vaginal birth, which involves the transfer of microbiota from mother to newborn, did not have any long-lasting impact on the microbiome of the offspring. Study author Yechezkel Kashi … More Genetics may influence the composition of the microbiome more than environmental factors