After the human genome project: The human microbiome project

06/03/2013 09:45

by Staff Writers
Bethesda MD (SPX) Mar 06, 2013

Earth Day may be more than a month away, but another, more personal, ecosystem has been shown to also be worth protecting-within our bodies are communities of microbes that affect the behavior of human cells hosting them. These communities, called the "microbiome," are so crucial to our health that some consider it to be a complex "second genome." [Read more] ...