Illuminating the human virome in health and disease
Author(s)Adiliaghdam, Fatemeh; Jeffrey, Kate
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Although the microbiome is established as an important regulator of health and disease, the role of viruses that inhabit asymptomatic humans (collectively, the virome) is less defined. While we are still characterizing what constitutes a healthy or diseased virome, an exciting next step is to move beyond correlations and toward identification of specific viruses and their precise mechanisms of beneficial or harmful immunomodulation. Illuminating this will represent a first step toward developing virome-focused therapies.
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Center for Microbiome Informatics and Therapeutics
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Adiliaghdam, Fatemeh and Kate L. Jeffrey. "Illuminating the human virome in health and disease." Genome Medicine 12, 1 (July 2020): 66 © 2020 Springer Nature
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