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Websites of Interest

The Human Microbiome Project has transitioned from Common Fund support. For more information please visit

Please note that since the Human Microbiome Project is no longer being supported by the Common Fund, the program website is being maintained as an archive and will not be updated on a regular basis.

This site is the central repository for all HMP data. The aim of the HMP is to characterize microbial communities found at multiple human body sites and to look for correlations between changes in the microbiome and human health.
This is the homepage for The International Human Microbiome Consortium. The goal of the consortium is to work under a common set of principles and policies to study and understand the role of the human microbiome.
MetaHIT, Metagenomics of the Human Intestinal Tract, is a project financed by the European Commission to examine the microbiome of the human gut.
This site can be used to order an HMP reference strain.

This page last reviewed on April 12, 2024