Professor Eric J. Alm, Herman L.F. Von Helmholtz Career Development Assistant Professor Tami Lieberman, and graduate student Shijie Zhao published research in Cell Host & Microbe titled “Adaptive Evolution within Gut Microbiomes of Healthy People.” The researchers combined culture-based population genomics with metagenomics to study the within-microbiome evolution of Bacteroides fragilis. The findings suggest that there is adaptive evolution within gut microbiomes of healthy people and point to genes important to long-term colonization. Read more here.