A Newly Discovered Virus That Lives in Our Gut
Our microbiome is filled with trillions of bacteria and an even larger population of viruses. Reporting in Nature Communications, researchers discovered a previously unknown gut bacteriophage, a virus that infects bacteria, that lives in half of the world’s population. Robert Edwards, a co-author on that study, tells us how this virus that could play a role in obesity, diabetes, and other diseases.
Robert Edwards is an associate professor of computer science at San Diego State University in San Diego, California.