Kate L. Jeffrey, PhD, Fatemeh Adiliaghdam, MD, MPH, and colleagues found the intestinal virome autonomously contributes to human health, but when perturbed, can trigger inflammation and provoke inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). The results have implications for novel virus-based IBD therapies.
Fatemeh Adiliaghdam, MD, MPH, is a researcher in the Jeffrey Lab at Massachusetts General Hospital.
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