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Gut Microbiome and Memory Have Metabolic and Genetic Links

The mind-gut connection has been a fascinating story over the past several years, and it has many scientists rethinking how the human body functions. Now, new evidence from the team of scientists led by investigators at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory is among the first to trace the molecular connections between genetics, the gut microbiome, and memory in a mouse model bred to resemble the diversity of the human population.

“Our study shows that the microbiome might partner with genetics to affect memory,” remarked co-senior study investigator Janet Jansson, PhD, a microbial ecologist at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

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