2021 Vol. 12, No. 5
The microbiome is closely linked to human health and disease, making it a fast-growing research field full of translational potential. Inspired by the famous ancient painting "Along the River During the Qingming Festival" (also known by its Chinese name as the "Qingming Shanghe Tu"), the cover picture depicts that harmonious colonization of microbes inside the human gut is critical to the normal function of the gastrointestinal tract and even beyond.