The Ancient Human Microbiome

July 29, 2015

There is an epidemic of obesity and chronic inflammatory disorders in urban, western societies. Subscribe to Illumina on YouTube: Modern lifestyles are very different from those of our hunter-gatherer ancestors whose microbiomes had millions of years to adapt to their diet and environment. If scientists can unravel the secrets of these microbiomes, it could revolutionize how we treat diseases like obesity and inflammatory disorders, which result from our modern lifestyles. Links: Cecil Lewis at the University of Oklahoma -- For more info on applications in microbiology -- For more info on applications in other areas The Adventures in Genomics video series hosted by the Illumina Scientific Affairs team. Embark on a fascinating journey, exploring amazing discoveries and meeting the scientists behind the breakthroughs who are helping us better understand ourselves and the world around us. Illumina microbiology webpage link: AIG Behind the Science: Discover other applications link: Other AIG videos: More Episodes: Subscribe:

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