Microbiota Vault: collection of human feces starts a time trial against the extinction of bacteria and fungi

10 jan 2023

Expresso newspaper published an article about the Microbiota Vault project. The Microbiota Vault project started with the preservation of stool samples from isolated tribes in Ethiopia. Scientists believe that the incidence of colorectal cancer, asthma, or diabetes is related to the disappearance of microorganisms from the human intestines. Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência takes part in the project.

Read the article here (in Portuguese).

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