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Milestones in human microbiota research

The human body is home to trillions of microorganisms, which have direct and indirect impacts on health and disease.  The microbiota that resides in our mucosal surfaces, such as the skin, mouth, gastrointestinal and urogenital tracts, is a diverse community of bacteria, viruses, parasites, and fungi, which collectively have 100-fold more genes that their human host. This ‘Milestones in Human Microbiota Research’ provides a historical perspective of the breakthroughs in the field.

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