63751169 story How To Read a Microbiome Study Like a Scientist 53 Posted by Unknown Lamer on Wednesday August 20, 2014 @01:26PM from the dang-scientists-ruining-headlines dept. bmahersciwriter (2955569) writes Scientific reports have increasingly linked the bacteria in your gut to health and maladies, often making wild-sounding claims. Did you hear about the mice who were given fecal transplants from skinny humans and totally got skinny! Well, some of the more gut-busting results might not be as solid as they seem. Epidemiologist Bill Hanage offers five critical questions to ask when confronted by the latest microbiome research.