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Gut bacteria may be responsible for bowel disorders including cancers

Gut bacteria may be responsible for bowe ...

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ChrisChrisW/Getty ImagesEvidence is mounting that some bowel cancers are caused by bacteria. One microbe seems to trigger a distinct type of mutation in our DNA, which can be seen in up to one in 10 cases of colon cancer. “It’s the first bacteria ever shown to change DNA and be carcinogenic,” says ...