The Human Microbiome Project: a community resource for the healthy human microbiome

PLoS Biol. 2012;10(8):e1001377. doi: 10.1371/journal.pbio.1001377. Epub 2012 Aug 14.


This manuscript describes the NIH Human Microbiome Project, including a brief review of human microbiome research, a history of the project, and a comprehensive overview of the consortium's recent collection of publications analyzing the human microbiome.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Computational Biology
  • Ecosystem
  • Genes, rRNA
  • Genomics*
  • Health
  • High-Throughput Nucleotide Sequencing
  • Humans
  • Internet*
  • Metagenome*
  • Organizations / organization & administration*
  • Phylogeny
  • RNA, Ribosomal, 16S / analysis
  • RNA, Ribosomal, 16S / genetics


  • RNA, Ribosomal, 16S