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The National Microbiome Data Collaborative: enabling microbiome science


To harness the potential of microbiome science across the broad range of relevant disciplines, new approaches to data infrastructure and transdisciplinary collaboration are necessary. The National Microbiome Data Collaborative (NMDC) is a new initiative to support microbiome data exploration and discovery through a collaborative, integrative data science ecosystem.

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Wood-Charlson, E.M., Anubhav, Auberry, D. et al. The National Microbiome Data Collaborative: enabling microbiome science. Nat Rev Microbiol 18, 313–314 (2020).

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