The White House Starts National Microbiome Initiative

Posted: May 14 2016, 7:45am CDT | by , in News | Latest Science News

The White House Starts National Microbiome Initiative
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  • Berkeley Lab participates in new National Microbiome Initiative
  • New effort will address climate change, food security, and human health challenges

A microbiome program is to take place at the national level in the United States. It will map the microscopic flora and fauna for a healthier future for all the people of the globe.

A National Microbiome Initiative was launched by the White House in conjunction with Berkeley Lab. An announcement was made regarding this program at a happening in Washington D.C. The program is meant to fund an in-depth survey into the good bacteria in the world.

As far as the microbiome is concerned it ought to have a healthy profile for optimal functioning. These microorganisms found in a healthy microbiome have a salubrious effect on individual human beings, plant life, soil texture, marine life and the climate.

In the capacity of a bacterial balancing agency, a microbiome is related to healthy human beings, climatic homeostasis and the abundance of food. The ecosystem depends for its diversity upon this microbiome.

Researchers from more than a hundred different institutions are participating in this project. The objective is a serious and extensive investigation regarding the microbiome.

The Berkeley Lab is the most suitable exploratory venue for this goal. These microbiomes will be used for energy, food, environment and health purposes in the future.

The launch of this initiative is in line with the worthy goals of both the White House and Berkeley Lab. With the times to come being precarious in nature, the Earth’s microbiome will serve as a key to the unprecedented challenges of what is known as the Century of the Mind. Food, energy and water resources are most likely to improve with this scheme of things.

The health of the populations of human beings across the globe matters in the final analysis. This harnessing of beneficial microbiomes for lending mankind a booster shot in the arm will be looked into.

Since not all bacteria are harmful, the beneficial bacteria will be promoted in a biophiliac context. Were all the bacteria to disappear, there would be no life left on earth.

Thus it is paramount that many of the experts in the life sciences join heads and put one and one together to make sense of this microbiome dilemma. Humanity depends upon it and so does our progeny.

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