The Common Fund's Human Microbiome Project (HMP) aims to characterize the microbial communities found at several different sites on the human body, including nasal passages, oral cavities, skin, gastrointestinal tract, and urogenital tract, and to analyze the role of these microbes in human health and disease. HMP includes the following initiatives.
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The Human Microbiome (HMP) Strain Repository at BEI resources (managed by the ATCC) currently houses 100 top priority strains available for immediate delivery to researchers and over 400 archived strains. Additionally, 300 strains are in production. There is no cost for the strains or shipping and handling costs associated with requests.
Researchers in the HMP are sampling and analyzing the genome of microbes from five sites on the human body: nasal passages, oral cavities, skin, gastrointestinal tract, and urogenital tract.
Access the HMP data:
View the genomes of 100s of HMP reference strains in Gen Bank: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/bioproject/28331
Order an HMP reference strain:http://www.beiresources.org/
View the HMP BioProjects page at NCBI with sequence and phenotype data: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/genomeprj/43021