Human Microbiome Project (HMP)
The Human Microbiome Project, which was launched by NIH in 2007, provided the first glimpse of the microbial diversity of healthy humans and is exploring the possible relationships between particular human diseases and the microbiome. (Clockwise from top left): Streptococcus (Credit: Tom Schmidt); microbial biofilm of mixed species, from human body (Credit: A. Earl, Broad Institute/MIT); Bacillus (Credit: Tom Schmidt); Malassezia lopophilis (Credit: J.H. Carr, CDC).
Credit for composite image: Jonathan Bailey, NHGRI.