Trust Your Gut: Can Biomes Change Science Forever?

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Jack Gilbert

University of Chicago

Karen Nelson

J Craig Venter Institute

Martha Carlin

The BioCollective

Sandra Blakeslee

New York Times

Did you know that the trillions of microbes that live in and on you, communicate with each other and interact with everything you encounter, seen and unseen? We are just starting to understand the incredibly important role this “biological dark matter” plays in our health and systems — sometimes with consequences not seen for a decade or more. Scientists all over the world say that microbiomes could potentially change everything we know about health and healthcare: Mapping our biomes is a science challenge, a data challenge, and a human challenge. Join us to discover the latest and get ahead of the trend.

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Format: Panel
Event Type: Session
Track: Health
Level: Beginner