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Why the National Microbiome Initiative is so exciting

Posted by Lisa Gamwell on May 16, 2016 9:30:00 AM

The White House’s National Microbiome Initiative (NMI) Announcement  is very exciting: the science is cutting edge, the public is engaged, and the funding dollars are large ($121 M from the federal government + $400 M from external stakeholders). While the NMI’s goals of supporting interdisciplinary research, developing platform technologies and expanding the microbiome workforce apply the standard funding and capacity building formula to an area of research close to our hearts, what has the members of DNA Genotek’s Microbiome Team most jazzed is where this Initiative deviates from the norm.  The announcement contains a lot of very exciting sounding microbiome research, and I highly recommend you read about them all, but here are 5 reasons why I think the NMI is so cool:

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Tags: microbiome, gut microbiome, omnigene gut, microbiome initiative

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