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Microbiome researcher Jeffrey Gordon wins Copley Medal

Microbiome researcher Jeffrey Gordon wins Copley Medal (Links to an external site)

Gordon is honored for his studies of human gut microbial communities which have led to a fundamental shift in the way scientists understand the relationship between microbes, health and disease. His discoveries have shed new light on, among other things, the origins of two pressing global health problems: obesity and childhood malnutrition.