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Mapping the Healthy Human Microbiome


June 13, 2012

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Human beings are ecosystems on two legs, with each of us carrying enough microbes to outnumber our human cells by 10 to 1 and our genes by even more. The Human Microbiome Project Consortium, a five-year collaboration including the Broad Institute, has for the first time, answered two fundamental questions about the microbiota that healthy humans carry: Who's there and what are they doing?Full Story

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Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard

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