Sewage provides Insight into Human Microbiome

Sewage is an effective means to sample the fecal bacteria from millions of people, a new study has indicated. Researchers say the information gleaned from the work provides a unique opportunity to monitor, through gut microbes, the public health of a large population without compromising the privacy of individuals.

This online article summarizes the study of NEWTON, R. J. et al., 2015: Sewage Reflects the Microbiomes of Human Populations, In: mBio, Vol. 6 (2).

Hebert, G. (2015): Sewage provides Insight into Human Microbiome. ScienceDaily URL [Accessed: 02.08.2018]