Prog Mol Biol Transl Sci 2020 30;176:141-178. Epub 2020 Sep 30.
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine, The George Washington University, Washington, DC, United States; The McCormick Genomic and Proteomic Center, The George Washington University, Washington, DC, United States. Electronic address:
The scientific community currently defines the human microbiome as all the bacteria, viruses, fungi, archaea, and eukaryotes that occupy the human body. When considering the variable locations, composition, diversity, and abundance of our microbial symbionts, the sheer volume of microorganisms reaches hundreds of trillions. With the onset of next generation sequencing (NGS), also known as high-throughput sequencing (HTS) technologies, the barriers to studying the human microbiome lowered significantly, making in-depth microbiome research accessible. Read More