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National Institutes of Health Microbiome Project

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National Institutes of Health Microbiome Project The human body is an exquisitely complex structure and it's also a busy place. An average, healthy adult body houses more than 10,000 different species of micro-organisms. In fact, the trillions of micro-organisms in our bodies outnumber our own cells ten times over. For the first time, researchers have been able to map and identify virtually every species of microscopic life in our bodies and some of the researchers are based at UNC Charlotte. We'll meet one of them and other experts partaking in the National Institutes of Health's Human Microbiome Project. Guests Dr. Anthony Fodor - Asst. Professor, Dept. of Bioinformatics and Genomics, UNC Charlotte Curtis Huttonhower - Asst. Professor of Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, Department of Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Harvard University Add and read comments