The Human Microbiome Project’s former Program Coordinator, Lita Proctor, set out priorities for the next ten years of human microbiome research in a wide-ranging article for Nature. She also provides reflections on the completed Human Microbiome Project that helped jump-start microbiome research in the US and beyond.
In the past ten years microbiome research has consumed more than $1.7B (USD). More than $1B has come from the United States during two phases of the Human Microbiome Project. Findings from the Human Microbiome Project Phase 2 were recently published in Nature. The research outcome has demonstrated the importance of the microbiome in human health from birth and throughout life.
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