Human Microbiome Project


Scientists Have Found Thousands of New Microbial Communities That Live in 'Healthy' People

They incidentally found 54 bacterial species—as well as fungi and viruses—we didn't know lived inside us.


Your Showerhead Is Crammed Full of Bacteria That Scientists Want to Study

People across the US are sending in samples from their showers, for science.


Forget Fingerprints—in the Future We'll Be Identified by Gut Bacteria

Scientists have shown for the first time that people can be identified with unique microbial “fingerprints.”