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  • 05.13.16

White House announces $121 million microbial moonshot

The Obama administration announced plans Friday to invest $121 million over the next two years in microbiome research, studying bacteria and other tiny organisms in our bodies, in soil, and elsewhere, The Washington Post reports.

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation also plans to invest $100 million in related research, and other private institutions and state universities will contribute as well, according to the White House.SM