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Jun 4, 2014

The Impact of Human Microbiome Variations on Systems Pharmacology and Personalized Therapeutics

A summary of key findings and applications from the Human Microbiome Project.

The Impact of Human Microbiome Variations on Systems Pharmacology and Personalized Therapeutics

The first draft of the human genome sequence generated a suite of new subspecialty areas and analysis tools seeking to solve the mystery of how a small number of genes account for all observed phenotypic variations among humans. [© Jezper - Fotolia.com]

  • Abstract

    The Human Microbiome Project (HMP) is a global initiative undertaken to identify and characterize the collection of human-associated microorganisms at multiple anatomic sites (skin, ...

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