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Orally-ingestible pill tests the microbiome at any stage of the gastrointestinal tract.

A study from researchers led by Tufts University develop a 3D printed pill which samples the gut microbiome as it passes through the GI tract. The team states the ability to profile bacterial species inhabiting the gut could have important implications for conditions directly affected by the intestinal microbiome.

At the inception of human evolution, a symbiotic bacterial parasite was acquired and incorporated as part of the body. Consequently, a million years on this parasite is now known as our microbiome, a vital part of the immune system. Indeed, this microscopic world is so balanced and sensitive when the natural balance of the microbiome is skewed, a condition called

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