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Human Microbiome

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The application of genomics in studying the human microbiome has revolutionized our understanding of the complex communities of microorganisms living on and within the human body. Through genomic techniques like metagenomic sequencing, researchers can identify and catalog the vast diversity of bacterial, viral, and fungal species present in various microbiomes, such as those of the gut, skin, and oral cavity. This genomic analysis provides critical insights into the microbiome's role in human health and disease, including its impact on metabolic processes, immune system function, and susceptibility to conditions ranging from obesity and inflammatory bowel disease to mental health disorders. Furthermore, understanding the human microbiome at the genomic level opens up new avenues for developing personalized medical interventions, such as probiotics, prebiotics, and targeted antibiotics, aimed at restoring or modifying the microbiome to improve health outcomes.

Related NGS Solutions

  • Human Whole Genome Sequencing

  • Amplicon Metagenomic Sequencing (16S / 18S / ITS)

  • Shotgun Metagenomic Sequencing

  • Metatranscriptome Sequencing

  • Microbial De novo Sequencing

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