The Microbiome and Its Impact on Human Health
Metagenomics has expanded our capabilities to detect and identify the genetic composition of entire communities of microorganisms, including those living on and within the human body. Studies of the human microbiome have provided insightful information on the vital role that microbial communities play in health and disease. The recent availability of next generation sequencing technologies has facilitated this process and may provide the clinical microbiology laboratory with a powerful tool to analyze and better understand the influence resident microbes have on the human body.
- Compare microbiome profiles throughout the body.
- Identify microbiome signatures associated with disease.
- Assess the clinical utility of microbiome characterization as it related to companion diagnostics, treatment selection, prognosis, and microbiome-based therapy.
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This course is available as a webcast which can be viewed on demand until October 31, 2017.
Each presentation is approved for one (1) P.A.C.E.® credit. CE credits can only be claimed by the purchaser. ASM is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E.® Program. All sessions are recognized by the California and Florida Departments of Health and qualify for California and Florida CE credit toward license renewal.