Perspective piece in Nature: “The human microbiome: there is much left to do”

“It’s time to make the survey of humanity’s ‘second genome’ more complete.” A perspective piece on how to fill in the microbiome map by Ruth E. Ley.
“This week marks the tenth anniversary of the first big survey of microbial diversity in the human body, published in Nature by the Human Microbiome Project (HMP) Consortium, of which I a member.
Before then, microbiologists knew that the body played host to a large mass of microorganisms — a heady mix of bacteria, along with archaea, fungi and viruses, spread over the skin, in the mouth and in the gut — together dubbed the microbiome. But until 2012, we lacked an inventory of them…”