The Human Microbiome
With the growing awareness on the human microbiome and its effect on health and diseases, there is an increasing interest in personal microbiome sequencing. People are curious what microbes are present in different parts of their body, how factors such as diet will affect the microbe composition, and how this affects their overall health. While the HMP is no longer accepting volunteers to be sequenced, there are other projects such as the American Gut (http://americangut.org/) that are accepting volunteers.
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