How the food you eat affects your gut - Shilpa Ravella
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The Human Microbiome Project, a United States National Institutes of Health initiative, was launched in 2008. The goal of this project is to identify and characterize the human microbiome to determine which microorganisms are associated with health and disease. The microbiology of five sites is emphasized: oral, skin, vaginal, gut and nasal/lung. More information about the Human Microbiome Project can be found here.
This TED Talk also discusses microbiomes: How our microbes make us who we are.
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