Three Studies Track People's Microbiomes Through Health and Disease


In 2008, the National Institutes of Health funded the Human Microbiome Project an ambitious project, similar to the Human Genome Project aimed at characterizing the incredibly complex microbes that live in and on each of us. Six years later, the program expanded to become the integrative Human Microbiome Project (iHMP), with a goal of understanding how the microbiome in different parts of the body changes overtime and in various states of health such as pregnancy or disease.

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