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In the past five years, scientists have discovered that microbes living in your gut may be responsible for a great many things that contribute to your well-being – from your mood, to your body’s response to sickness.

Now, venture capital firm PureTech Ventures is launching a new company, called Vedanta Biosciences. Incubated in PureTech’s Boston offices, Vedanta aims to commercialize research newly published today in the academic journal Science that indicates beneficial, gut-dwelling bacteria may also be useful for combating allergies and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

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