Microbiome reflects status of RA and response to therapy

Microbial components have been implicated in the aetiology of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), but the identity of microbes that associate with this disease is unclear. The results of a new metagenome-wide association study (MGWAS) of human microbiomes revealed multiple links with RA that can be of diagnostic value and predict responses to treatment.

Robert Phillips.Nature Reviews Rheumatology; 11: 502 (2015)

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