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Fiber intake is associated with a lower risk of developing cognitive decline in those old people with the Apolipoprotein E ApoE ε4 genotype, regarded …
We're a step closer to learning how misplaced DNA could influence disease risk
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The role of the microbiota in human genetic adaptation
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