Working to preserve human microbiome diversity
Thanks to Deborah Halber for documenting our initiative for @MIT_Spectrum !
The human digestive tract is home to thousands of different strains of bacteria. Researchers @MITMicrobiome are preserving samples of these strains in an effort to develop diagnostics and therapeutics to treat diseases. https://t.co/CNP5pMigUz #MITBetterWorld pic.twitter.com/1OscoDC9xR
— MIT Spectrum (@MIT_Spectrum) September 16, 2019
MIT researchers are part of a worldwide mission to preserve the biodiversity of human gut microbes. Working with local communities, they aim to collect a huge library of strains, which could hold keys to diagnosing, treating, and preventing disease. https://t.co/Y1JGqlLwq1 pic.twitter.com/L20iKmAp2E
— Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) (@MIT) September 19, 2019