The human body harbors a series of diverse, dynamic microbial communities comprising bacteria, archaea, viruses, and eukaryotes. These communities, collectively termed the human microbiome, play a vital role in human health and disease, particularly with regard to physiology and development, immunomodulation, metabolic regulation, and protection against pathogenic strains.
This white paper from ATCC emphasizes the challenges of assay standardization in metagenomics-based human microbiome research and advocates for the use of their NGS Standards — validated mock microbial communities — to mitigate biases and improve data consistency, while highlighting their collaboration with One Codex for enhanced bioinformatics analysis.
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