EDITORIAL

Tackling the Microbiome

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Science  06 Jun 2012:
1225475
DOI: 10.1126/science.1225475

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Abstract

Microorganisms represent the majority of life on earth, populating a wide range of niches on its surface, underground, in the oceans, in the atmosphere, and both on and inside all multicellular organisms. This “microbiome” will clearly play a critical role as humans struggle to deal with society's major challenges—health care, agriculture, energy, and the environment.

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