Goals of microbiome initiative detailed

Microbes' effects on climate, food production and human health under scrutiny.

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) are playing a central role as the nation devotes more than $500 million to understand communities of microorganisms and their role in climate science, food production and human health.

Scientists Janet Jansson and Ljiljana Pasa-Tolic are part of a core group of scientists advising the White House on issues related to research around the microbiome, a term that describes a community of microbe

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