Thursday, June 14, 2012

Human Microbiome Papers freely accessible at Nature

Today Nature publishes two papers on the Human Microbiome (credited to the Human Microbiome Consortium made up of nearly 200 researchers including myself), and in a laudable gesture the papers are free to the public (I hope they will continue to be; Jonathan Eisen has pointed out several times that papers labeled free tend to disappear into the Nature paywall after a while, supposedly "in error").

At any rate, they are free now and are worth a look, although being "glamour mag" papers (to use Michael Eisen's phrase), most of the meat is in the supplemental information.

A framework for human microbiome research

Structure, function and diversity of the healthy human microbiome