Clinical Interpretation of Microbiome Data
The microbiome is the genetic material of all the microbes - bacteria, fungi, protozoa and viruses - that live on and inside the human body. The microbiome is essential for human development, immunity and nutrition. A person’s microbiome may influence their susceptibility to infectious diseases and contribute to chronic illnesses of the gastrointestinal system like Crohn’s disease and irritable bowel syndrome. Some collections of microbes determine how a person responds to a drug treatment. The microbiome of the mother may affect the health of her children. Together with our partners, we provide solutions unlocking the microbiome for molecular diagnostics and public health.