A hot tip for this year’s Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine was Jeffrey Gordon (the prize went to ). Over the past 15 years, Gordon has progressed an obscure study of boring gut microbes to being a nearly daily topic in the media. Although often over-hyped, gut microbes are being used, and actively explored, as exciting treatments for many common diseases.
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