Article Correctness Is Author's Responsibility: Analyzing metagenome helps understand the role of bacterial species in Crohn’s disease

(ITMO University) Research on gut metagenome of patients with Crohn's disease elucidates how it influences the taxonomic and functional composition of intestinal microbiota. Among the most common changes are the decrease in the beneficial microbes diversity and the increased abundance of Escherichia coli and other microbes associated with inflammation. The results can help to better understand the causes and progress of the disease, as well as to optimize treatment schemes. The results were published in BMC Genomics.