A group of scientists have come together to call for a public-private initiative focused on understanding the human microbiome.
Papers published in Science and Nature urged for the creation of gut microbiome project, according to The New York Times.
The American Gastroenterological Association has expressed support for this effort.
"Understanding the gut microbiome is critical to advancing digestive disease patient care, and as such AGA has made research and education around the gut microbiome an organizational priority," said Michael Camilleri, MD, AGAF, president of the AGA Institute. "AGA fully supports the call for a formal microbiome strategy and is eager to contribute our knowledge and resources related to the gut microbiome and its impact on health and disease."