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Human Microbiome Project charts body’s bacterial makeup

A consortium of U.S. researchers working on the Human Microbiome Project, a five-year effort to catalog some 10,000 microbial species living in and on the human body, has published its results in multiple journals. Five major body sites were targeted, including the gut, with a goal of creating a reference set for research on how diseases are connected to bacteria. The Boston Globe (tiered subscription model) (6/13), CBC.ca (Canada) (6/13)

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