A Microbiome Foundation for the Study of Crohn’s Disease.

D. Gevers et al., Cell Host Microbe. 2017 Mar 8;21(3):301-304. doi: 10.1016/j.chom.2017.02.012

Our 2014 study published in Cell Host & Microbe, “The Treatment-Naive Microbiome in New-Onset Crohn’s Disease,” was designed to improve our understanding of the microbiome’s role in Crohn’s disease by studying a unique, well-suited cohort and sample set. This commentary provides a hindsight perspective of this original study as well as future outlook.