Study Finds Unexpected Bacterial Diversity on Human Skin – 2
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. A study coming from the Human Microbiome Project is laying the foundation for understanding complex genetic and environmental factors involved in skin diseases. Dr. Julia Segre of the National Human Genome Research Institute explains the projectís potential.
Dr. Segre: "We’re" assessing the bacterial diversity on the skin, the vagina, the nose, the gut, and the oral cavity.
Narrator: By examining the diversity of microbes or tiny organisms and their DNA, there are new possibilities for further advancement in treating conditions like eczema, acne, and psoriasis. For more information on the Human Microbiome Project, visit www.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the National Institutes of Health, part of the US Department of Health and Human Services.
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