Conference Preview: Tracking our Bacterial Buddies

April 23, 2014

bacteria-600x381We are not alone. No, there haven’t been any extraterrestrial sightings lately, but there have been many advances in understanding the organisms that make up the ecosystem of ourselves. Did you know that you are supporting almost 10 times more bacterial cells than human cells? These bacterial collaborators have a profound affect on health and wellbeing. Jessica Richman, co-founder and CEO of uBiome, will be leading a breakout session at our upcoming QS Europe Conference on understanding the microbiome.

Access to microbiome data outside the official research and clinical context is bound to ruffle feathers, just as access to genomic data has created controversy for 23andMe and other companies. While the regulators argue, we’re keenly interested in finding out how microbiome info can be useful and interesting in our own tracking projects, and there is nobody better to work on this with than Jessica. Please join this session if you share our curiosity.

 The QS Europe Conference is just a few weeks away; come if you can!

 

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