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Exploring the Microbiome: The Next Frontier in Life-Science Discovery

 

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Exploring the Microbiome: The Next Frontier in Life-Science Discovery

When the human genome was decoded in 2001, the scientific community hoped it had the key to unlock the challenges of many serious diseases, but our growing knowledge of the human microbiome is revealing a landscape that is dramatically larger than that of the human genome. First described by Joshua Lederberg in 20011, understanding how the microbiome influences human health is the next frontier in life-science discovery.