The Microbiome & You
Beyond sequencing your genome, the Health Nucleus approach also sequences the trillions of bacteria that live in and on the human body. These organisms are known as your microbiome.
What Does The Microbiome Do?
Your microbiome plays a vital role in the development of your immune system. Your microbiome also aids the digestion and absorption of specific foods and production of certain nutrients.
Sequencing Your Microbiome
DNA sequencing of the microbiome provides important information about the type of microbes that live in and on the body. This information impacts health, and determines whether there is a dysbiosis (or an imbalance of the healthy microbial populations that can be associated with specific diseases).
The Microbiome & Our World
We believe continued investigation of the composition and function of microbes will allow us to understand their role in disease and in maintaining health. This knowledge will help develop biomarkers associated with disease, leading to a deeper understanding of the human body and global health.