Mi­cro­biome data plat­form launched

China Daily European Weekly - - News Digest -

Chi­nese re­searchers have de­vel­oped an on­line plat­form for the man­age­ment, anal­y­sis and re­lease of mi­cro­bial ge­nomics and mi­cro­biome data, the Chi­nese Academy of Sciences an­nounced on Oct 30. The Global Cat­a­logue of Me­tage­nomics is a part of a Chi­nese Academy of Sciences’ ini­tia­tive that fo­cuses on study­ing the hu­man and en­vi­ron­men­tal mi­cro­biome, es­tab­lish­ing de­pos­i­to­ries of sam­ples, strains and data, as well as pro­mot­ing in­ter­na­tional col­lab­o­ra­tion. The term mi­cro­biome refers to the to­tal­ity of micro­organ­isms and their col­lec­tive ge­netic ma­te­rial present in or on the hu­man body or in an­other en­vi­ron­ment.

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