Researchers said Wednesday they have produced the first comprehensive genetic map of the microbes that live in or on a healthy human body, laying the groundwork for possible new advances in research and in the diagnosis and treatment of disease.
The accomplishment?the result of a five-year, $173 million initiative called the Human Microbiome Project funded by the National Institutes of Health?stems from an effort to better understand bacteria and other organisms that play a critical role in processes ranging from digestion to infection.
And heres my 2 cents;
Take a group of type I diabetics, analyse their microbes and compare results to this reference database. Perhaps we should setup a kickstarter project to do this(=unless somebody is already doing it)