Have causal claims about the gut microbiome been over-hyped?

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Abstract

Microbiome research attributes to whole microbiomes a causal role in the occurrence of different health outcomes. I argue, following some distinctions about causal relationships and explanations made within a philosophical account of causation, the “interventionist account,” that such claims need more scrutiny.
LanguageEnglish
Article number1800178
Pages1-3
Number of pages3
JournalBioEssays
Volume40
Issue number12
Early online date29 Oct 2018
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2018

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Keywords

  • causality
  • intervention
  • microbiome

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Have causal claims about the gut microbiome been over-hyped? / Bourrat, Pierrick.

In: BioEssays, Vol. 40, No. 12, 1800178, 12.2018, p. 1-3.

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