Citizen Science and Mapping the Microbiome

​The microbiome is one of the fastest-growing areas in biomedical research, fueled in part by engaged patients and citizen scientists with an interest in understanding how their microbiota may affect their overall health.

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Jun 24, 2016
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The microbiome is one of the fastest-growing areas in biomedical research, fueled in part by engaged patients and citizen scientists with an interest in understanding how their microbiota may affect their overall health.

In this One-on-One, Medscape editor-in-chief Eric Topol talks with Jessica Richman about the value of citizen science as well as her company, uBiome, which provides microbiome analyses to consumers and plans to begin providing physician-ordered medical diagnostics in the near future.

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Martin Delahunty

Global Director, Nature Partner Journals, Nature Research

Working within Nature Research's Open Research Group, I am Global Director for Nature Partner Journals based in London. I have responsibility across five global office locations to develop Nature Partner Journals, a new series of online-only, open access journals, published in collaboration with world-renowned partners. Launched in April 2014, the portfolio now includes 14 titles including 'npj Biofilms and Microbiomes'. I have a Degree in Natural Sciences specializing in Microbiology from Trinity College Dublin and a Masters in Business Administration from The Open University. Within the broader medical publications community, I serve as Secretary and Trustee for the International Society for Medical Publication Professionals.

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