The Human Microbiome Project (HMP) is a United States National Institutes of Health initiative with the goal of identifying and characterizing the microorganisms which are found in association with both healthy and diseased humans.
For years, bacteria have had a bad name. They are the cause of infections, of diseases. They are something to be scrubbed away, things to be avoided.
But now researchers have taken a detailed look at another set of bacteria that may play even bigger roles in health and disease: the 100 trillion good bacteria that live in or on the human body…
Click here to read the New York Times report titled “In Good Health? Thank Your 100 Trillion Bacteria”.
Click here to access the Wikipedia entry.
Click here to learn even more about the human microbiome project.