Nature 449, 804-810 (18 October 2007) | doi:10.1038/nature06244; Published online 17 October 2007

The Human Microbiome Project

Peter J. Turnbaugh1, Ruth E. Ley1, Micah Hamady2, Claire M. Fraser-Liggett3, Rob Knight4 & Jeffrey I. Gordon1


A strategy to understand the microbial components of the human genetic and metabolic landscape and how they contribute to normal physiology and predisposition to disease.

  1. Peter J. Turnbaugh, Ruth E. Ley and Jeffrey I. Gordon are at the Center for Genome Sciences, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri 63108, USA.
  2. Micah Hamady is at the Department of Computer Science, University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, Colorado 80309, USA.
  3. Claire M. Fraser-Liggett is at the Institute of Genome Sciences, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21201, USA.
  4. Rob Knight is at the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, Colorado 80309, USA.


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