Did you know that there are approximately 10 times more bacteria than human cells in the body, and over a hundred times more bacterial genes than human ones?
The microbiome is the sum of all the micro-organisms inhabiting the human body. This bacterial ecosystem in the gut and elsewhere, has been linked to various health conditions, among which allergies, gastrointestinal ailments, diabetes, depression, etc. Naturally, the microbiome is a field that has attracted much attention. No surprise there, as we may be on the brink of abundant opportunities to revolutionize medicine.