Disruptions of the human microbiome — the trillions of generally harmless bacteria, fungi, and viruses that inhabit our bodies — have been linked to autoimmune diseases, skin and inflammatory disorders, and obesity.
It’s a tantalizing new approach to health: marshaling the powers of our own microbes to build our body’s defenses and fundamentally change how our diseases are treated.
JAX scientists are leading the field of microbial genomics to reveal the biology of the microbiome to develop new therapies and promote health. On the horizon: new insights into skin disorders, Alzheimer’s, cancer, behavior disorders, addiction and athletic performance.
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