The Genome and Microbiome Implications for Endometriosis’s Etiology

Endometriosis is a chronic illness that affects one in ten[1] women. Its medical definition is when endometrial tissue grows somewhere other than the uterus; endometrial tissue is the tissue that grows on the uterus that is shed during the monthly menstrual cycle. If it grows elsewhere, that person will experience a menstrual period inside their body, where the blood has nowhere to go, and instead creates inflammation. Although the disease impacts roughly 400 million people worldwide, our knowledge of the disease and its treatment is…