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Standardization is the name of the game

Posted by Carlos Merino on May 20, 2016 10:35:55 AM

The latest press release from the White House describing the National Microbiome Initiative (NMI) demonstrates the commitment of the government, funding agencies and the scientific community to understand the microbiome and its impact on human health.  After some celebration, it is essential for the scientific community to ensure that the outcome of these projects will advance our understanding of the interaction between the microbial community, our genes and the environment.  Achieving this requires standard methods, reference materials and algorithms that enable scientists to establish and test new hypothesis, reproduce each other’s results, and one day, translate their work into innovative therapies, diagnostic assays, personalized treatments and preventive medicine.

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Tags: gut microbiome, omnigene gut, national microbiome initiative

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