National Microbiome Initiative announced, $500 million pledged for microbiome studies

The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy announced on May 13, 2016, the launch of the National Microbiome Initiative (NMI) — an ambitious plan to advance the understanding of microbiomes across different ecosystems including human, animals, oceans, crops and the atmosphere. Federal agencies have pledged $121 million over the next two years. More than 100 external sources spanning universities, companies and non-profits have committed an additional $400 million in new efforts to support microbiome science. NMI will focus on supporting interdisciplinary microbiome research, developing platform technologies and expanding the microbiome workforce. Read More »

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