White House Announces Microbiome Initiative

Jessica Green was among a small group of experts assembled recently by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy to discuss the status of microbiome research. The event coincided with the launch of the National Microbiome Initiative, a call to action to advance microbiome science. The Obama administration announced steps to advance understanding of microbiomes and their influence on human health, climate change, food security and national security. Green joined a consortium of scientists in co-authorizing papers in Science magazine and mBio calling for new research tools to unlock the secrets of Earth’s microbial communities.
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