Monday, March 11, 2013

Early Days for Research into Human Microbiome

"These are early days in this burgeoning field of research, but it seems to signal a profound shift in our relationship with the microbial world. 'This is only the beginning,' writes Joy Yang, a researcher at the National Human Genome Research Institute. 'We have learned that the bacteria living in and on us are not invaders but are beneficial colonisers. The hope is that, as research progresses, we will learn how to care for our microscopic colonisers so that they, in turn, can care for our health.'"

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