The Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) award the GEM Project one of seven grants to investigate the microorganisms living in and on healthy and diseased humans. Research for this grant involved studying the genes of over 730 subjects from the GEM Project. It was determined that the subjects in our study have the risk genes associated with Crohn’s disease compared to a healthy population. This grant will allow us to test all of the subjects and to determine the relationship between the genetics and the intestinal microbes in healthy individuals without inflammation.
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