The Next Ten Years of Microbiome Research

Posted by: | September 24, 2019 | Comments

The NIH invested more than US$1 billion in human microbiome research between 2007 and 2016.

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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