Mapping the human microbiome

| | February 4, 2013
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Did you know that foreign microoganisms outnumber our own cells by 10:1, and that we know almost nothing about how they affect our personal health?

Neither did I. But biotech startup µBiome, a UCSF Quantitative Biosciences Institute spinoff, hopes to fix all that by launching the world’s first citizen science effort to fully map the human “microbiome” (all the microbes in your body), using crowdsourced funding at indiegogo.

View the original article here: Stalking the wild microbiome

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