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Consortium of Scientists Maps the Human Body's Bacterial Ecosystem
June 13, 2012
Scientists at the Gladstone Institutes today are announcing their role in an unprecedented collaboration organized by the National Institutes of Health, that used groundbreaking methods to vastly improve our understanding of bacteria that reside in and on the human body.
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