The microbial communities that inhabit the human body, known as the human microbiome, are known to play a large role in human health. Microbiome projects aim to understand what the perfect balance of microbes is for optimum health, and how that balance can be corrected when a healthy microbiome is disrupted. Findings from these projects could result in the identification of biomarkers for diagnostic assays, as well as new therapies for the treatment or prevention of a wide range of diseases.

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Bryan White, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign