Social and population health science approaches to understand the human microbiome

@article{Herd2018SocialAP,
  title={Social and population health science approaches to understand the human microbiome},
  author={Pamela Herd and Alberto Palloni and Federico E Rey and Jennifer B Dowd},
  journal={Nature Human Behaviour},
  year={2018},
  volume={2},
  pages={808-815}
}
The microbiome is now considered our ‘second genome’ with potentially comparable importance to the genome in determining human health. There is, however, a relatively limited understanding of the broader environmental factors, particularly social conditions, that shape variation in human microbial communities. Fulfilling the promise of microbiome research — particularly the microbiome’s potential for modification — will require collaboration between biologists and social and population… CONTINUE READING

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