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Microbiome is the totality of microbes, their genetic elements (genomes), and environmental interactions in a defined environment. A defined environments can be the gut of a human being or a soil sample. Thus, microbiome usually includes microbiota and their complete genetic elements.
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TIGR found around 1000 bacteria in human guts.
Researchers suspect\ the human gut is at least as complex as our soils or seas.
Microbiome Project objectives
- Determining whether individuals share a core human microbiome
- Understanding whether changes in the human microbiome can be correlated with changes in human health
- Developing the new technological and bioinformatic tools needed to support these goals
Develop biomarkers to identify the bacterial population of individuals.
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