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    Hereditary components of human gut microbiota are key to wellbeing

    Neanderthals’ gut microbiota already contained some beneficial micro-organisms that are also found within our own intestine. An international research group headed by the University of Bologna achieved this result by extracting and analyzing ancient DNA from 50,000-year-old fecal sediments sampled at the archaeological site of El Salt, near Alicante (Spain). Published in Communication Biology, their