Big Idea 2015: Medicine, Wellbeing, and the Microbiome

Big Idea 2015: Medicine, Wellbeing, and the Microbiome

In this series of posts, Influencers and members predict the ideas and trends that will shape 2015. Read all the stories here and write your own (please include the hashtag #BigIdeas2015 in the body of your post).

Deepak Chopra, MD and Rudolph E. Tanzi, PhD, Co-chairs, The Self Directed Biological Transformation Research Initiative

In the coming year we expect major breakthroughs in the microbiome, the community of microorganisms that inhabit the human body. Some have dubbed the microbiome a newly discovered organ, others an ecosystem. The potential for using the microbiome is potentially enormous. It’s long been known that microorganisms populate the skin and gut, and that digestion requires them. Only since the revolution of DNA sequencing technology, i.e. used on the human genome, however, has our knowledge of the microbiome exploded…

from Pocket
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