In this study, we tested the ability of the oral, gut, and skin (hand and forehead) microbiomes to predict age in adults using random forest regression on data combined from multiple publicly available studies, evaluating the models in each cohort individually. Intriguingly, the skin microbiome provides the best prediction of age. For full text please click here
Calour facilitates exploratory and interactive microbiome analyses by representing a microbiome data set without data reduction. The patterns of each individual microbes can be observed with Calour, which is often masked in the summary statistic analyses like alpha diversity and beta diversity. Please check out the github page for code, paper and other details.