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