Received: 13 March 2021
Accepted: 11 September 2021
First Online: 25 November 2021
: We applied our proposed method to a published human microbiome study of obese and lean twins [Turnbaugh, P., Hamady, M., Yatsunenko, T. et al. A core gut microbiome in obese and lean twins. Nature 457, 480-484 (2009). ExternalRef removed]. All participants had consent and ethics approval of the study.
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.