Provides an introduction and description of the Human Microbiome Project. The book covers the microbiota and microbiome of specific body fluids, and tissues (oral and nasopharyngeal sites, lungs, skin, gastrointestinal tract, vagina and others), in vitro and in vivo models for the study of the Human Microbiota and Microbiome, and the metabolome.
By analyzing the specifics of the patient and their disease, molecular diagnostics offers the prospect of personalized medicine. These tests are useful in a range of medical specialisms, including infectious disease, oncology, human leucocyte antigen typing, coagulation, and pharmacogenomics. This volume offers and introduction to this subject.